Record Details

NHER Number:27471
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two slit trench and barbed wire obstruction

Summary

A World War Two slit trench and barbed wire obstruction are visible at this location on aerial photographs taken in 1940 and 1941.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 51696 13770
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:CAISTER ON SEA, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two slit trench is visible on contemporary aerial photographs (S1 to S2). This trench was located in the corner of a field at TG 5170 1377. A 12m long curved trench with associated outer bank was positioned in the southwest corner of the field looking to the northeast. An outer circuit of barbed wire was also present. This defensive position was present by 16 August 1940 (S1) and remained until at least 10 February 1941 (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 15 July 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 5113/11 (MSO 31014 2A/BR14/4 3587) 16-AUG-1940.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF 268F/BR172 38-39 10-FEB-1941 (NMR).

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