Building record TYY 035 - A World War II pillbox

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A World War II pillbox in the field above Fagbury Cliff, Trimley St Mary


Grid reference Centred TM 27048 34706 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet TM23SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A World War II pillbox is visible as a structure, located at TM 27043470 above Fagbury Cliff, Felixstowe, on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards. The pillbox is hexagonal and has a roofed entrance with a blast wall on its southern side. It is located on slightly higher ground with an unrestricted view north over Trimley Marshes. It may have been related to the military site further to the east (TYY 036) and is still depicted on the modern base map. (S1) (S2) (S3)

Fagbury Cliff, above container port, Trimley St. Mary. Type 22 pillbox with integral L-shaped porch/blastwall, with a pistol embrasures in both inner and outer wall. There is also an unusual anti-ricochet wall [Y-shaped, but missing one arm of the Y] (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF HLA/698 3090 08-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1707 3346-3347 29-AUG-1946.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/82111 011-012 13-MAY-1982.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0011480.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 20 2016 3:27PM

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