Record Details

NHER Number:32620
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two tank trap

Summary

A World War Two tank trap, made from oil drums filled with concrete. These are now piled up at the foot of the cliffs.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 3130 3689
Map Sheet:TG33NW
Parish:MUNDESLEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Common 1940 anti-tank blocks, made from oil drums filled with concrete with metal brackets on top. Now piled up against foot of cliffs.
Survey No. H1-9.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA), August 1996.

January 2005. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two tank traps utilising concrete anti-tank blocks have been mapped at several locations along the seafront at Mundesley (NHER 39182 and 39187). The anti-tank cylinders described above (see also S1) may have derived from these sites, particularly NHER 39187 which lay only a short distance to the south-east.
(S1)
S. Tremlett (NMP), 5 January 2004.

Monument Types

  • TANK TRAP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Bird, C.. 1999. Silent sentinels: the story of Norfolk's fixed defences during the twentieth century.. p 41, 74.

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