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Monument Number 915832

Hob Uid: 915832
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hornsea
Grid Ref : TA2011646674
Summary : World War II railway block comprising anti tank cubes, Hornsea seen on 1945 air photograph. No trace by 1992.
More information : TA 2012 4667. Railway block.

This set of three anti-tank cubes were set on the railway behind
Marlbrough Avenue in Hornsea. They were intended to prevent enemy
tanks using the railway line as an easy way of movement in the event
of an invasion. The cubes were all of reinforced concrete
construction, and were plotted from aerial photographs dated 1945.
The site was also visited by the Fortress Studies Group in 1992
during the Holderness Survey; they found the site to be totally
destroyed. (1-1a)

The monument is also visible as upstanding structures on air photographs examined as part of the Rapid Coastal Assessment Survey of the Yorkshire and Humber Estuary.
(2)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Roger Thomas/13-APR-1992/FSG,RCHME:Holderness Survey
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Aerial Photograph: Sortie 106G/LA216 4023-4024
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/LA/216 3024 13-Apr-1945
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Tank Trap, Roadblock
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 24 NW 56
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FSG/RCHME: HOLDERNESS SURVEY
Activity type : THEMATIC SURVEY
Start Date : 1992-04-09
End Date : 1992-04-13
Associated Activities : Primary, THE YORKSHIRE COAST AND HUMBER ESTUARY RCZAS NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-05-12
End Date : 2007-05-31