Record Details

NHER Number:32383
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti-tank block, Babingley Bridge


A rare 'Hedgehog' type anti-tank block of about 1940 survives on the north corner of this bridge.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6734 2559
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

1945. RAF air photography.
Also visible at the bridge were four or five anti tank cubes, lining the approach from the north side.
A. Miller (Suffolk County Council NMP), 7 July 2000.

Rare 'Hedgehog' anti-tank block, the only one of the type in area.
Situated on north corner of bridge with five sockets in side of road.
Vague outline of other sockets remain. Probably once five by six sockets in all, into which railway line could be inserted. Date 1940.
Survey No. B3-3.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

The block remains, it has three sections of railway rails set into its upper face and sawn off flush. Interestingly the rails are of an early type. The road has been repaired and the sockets were not noted, but may remain. The bridge is dated 1928.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 August 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/401 Frames 3185-6 (NMR).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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