Monument record IPS 433 - Possible World War II pillbox.

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A possible World War II pillbox is visible on aerial photographs near Pipers Vale, Ipswich


Grid reference Centred TM 17938 41672 (6m by 5m)
Map sheet TM14SE


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Full Description

A possible World War II pillbox is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards, located in allotment gardens to the north-east of Pipers Vale, Ipswich at TM 17944167. The pillbox is rectangular in shape, measuring about 5m by 3m. It is located at the junction of Morland Road and a track leading on to the allotments themselves. It was probably related to the anti-invasion defences surrounding Ipswich. (S1) (S2) However the possible pillbox does appear to be larger than average and a structure is still visible in that position in 1982, suggesting that it may not be of military origin. (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 3050-3051 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/27 4005-4006 05-AUG-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/82199 021-022 02-SEP-1982.

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Record last edited

Aug 6 2013 3:45PM

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