Monument record BAW 123 - World War II Military features, including possible gun emplacements.

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World War II Military features, RAF Bawdsey


Grid reference Centred TM 34100 38141 (27m by 23m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A number of structures can be seen on the cliff edge on photographs taken in 1944 and 1945 at RAF Bawdsey. Constructed at some point before April 1944, they are probably related to the World War II anti-invasion defences that surrounded the site. The features are very small but appear to include a circular concrete structure, possibly a gun emplacment and a number of earthwork features (S1) (S2), one of which may have been a camouflaged hexagonal pillbox, judging by the shape of a hole that is visible in that location on photographs from 1949. A rectangular area of concrete also visible on the photographs may be related to wartime coastal defences. (S3) Photographs from 1995 show a circular or hexagonal ring, possibly made of concrete, with a central feature sticking up. This may be part of the same group of features. (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106W/LA1 4017 18-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA22 4026 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 541/367 3058 31-OCT-1949.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM3438/7 (NMR15256/22) 12-APR-1995.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 20 2014 4:33PM

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