Monument record IKN 040 - Possible World War II pillbox.

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A possible World War II pillbox next to Iken Woods, Iken parish


Grid reference Centred TM 39455 56390 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet TM35NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A possible World War II pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs located between Alde House, formerly Woodside Cottages, and Iken Woods at circa TM39455639. The possible pillbox is visible on RAF aerial photographs of September 1943. It appears to be located to allow observation of the road junction roughly 300m to the south, itself protected by military features (see IKN 042). The next available photographs of this area are from 1965 (S2). These appear to show a rectangular hole in this location, possibly the foundations of the pillbox. By 1972, all traces of a structure have been removed (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3138-3139 23-Sep-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR MAL/65095 168-169 06-Nov-1965.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72057 98-99 24-Mar-1972.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 12:08PM

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