Record Details

NHER Number:27274
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two slit trench

Summary

A possible World War Two slit trench is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It can be seen on the cliff edge at Scratby on photographs taken in August 1940, on which it appears to have been recently dug. It was presumably located to inhibit a landing on, and attack from, the beach. It is not visible on later aerial photographs and may have been lost to coastal erosion.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 5149 1544
Map Sheet:TG51NW
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A probable World War Two slit trench is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs (S1), centred at approximately TG 5149 1544. It lies close to the cliff edge and was presumably sited to overlook the beach. It appears to be a relatively fresh earthwork in August 1940. It is not visible on later aerial photographs and may have eroded to become part of the cliff face.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 17 March 2005.

Monument Types

  • SLIT TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 2A/BR190 V46-7 18-AUG-1940 (NMR).

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