Monument record REY 035 - World War II trenches north-west of Reydon Marshes

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World War II trenches north-west of Reydon Marshes


Grid reference Centred TM 47993 77260 (47m by 111m)
Map sheet TM47NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Three sections of trench are visible to the north-west of Reydon Marshes. There are two longer 'crenellated' sections, between 20 and 30m long, and a smaller chevron shaped section, c 10m across. The trenches are clearly visible on a 1945 aerial photograph (S1). The two longer trenches are still visible as earthworks on aerial photographs from 1969 (S2). The smaller trench is by this date only a faint cropmark. These features are typical of World War II trenches in this area, and would have been used for defensive or practice purposes.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK602 Frm4012 4-Aug-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. 69/010 Frms072-073 10-Mar-1969.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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