Monument record BNB 010 - World War II anti-tank obstructions.

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Summary

Anti-Tank obstructions are visible on aerial photographs as structures to the south of the railway line and the west of White House Farm, Barnby parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 48862 90667 (215m by 52m)
Map sheet TM49SE
Civil Parish BARNBY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A tank trap obstruction known as Anti-Tank Cubes are visible on aerial photographs as structures to the south of the railway line and the west of White House Farm, Barnby parish, at circa TM 487906. They were probably placed here to prevent enemy armoured vehicles easy travel along the line of the tracks in the event of a successful invasion. (S1, S2)

There are six tank traps deposited here as the threat of invasion loomed in 1940. They have never been moved and are now covered in ivy and partially hidden by the undergrowth and trees which have grown up around them (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/930 4129 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 4991/2 (CAP 8170/50) 23-JUN-1954.
  • <S3> Digital archive: June 2012. List of sites recorded by Pillbox Study Group. Site ID: e24991.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 9:53AM

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