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Name:Anti-Tank Blocks (destroyed), NW of Little Claydon’s Farm, A130, Howe Green
SMR Number:20201
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 747 018
Map Sheet:TL70SW
Parish:SANDON, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

Summary

Anti-Tank Blocks (destroyed)

Full description

An aerial photograph taken in October 1946 shows the path of the GHQ Line anti-tank ditch crossing a field to the NW of Little Claydon’s Farm. At this point there is an earthen farm crossing over the ditch and two concrete cubes can be seen flanking it. <1>

An aerial photograph taken in June 1949 shows them to have been removed by that date although they can be seen to be standing in a hedge line a few yards to the W. <2>


<1> RAF, 1946, CPE-UK 1788-3253 (AP). SEX62339.


<2> RAF, 1949, 58-268-5025 (AP). SEX62340.

Monument Types

  • ANTI TANK BLOCK (WWII, Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Events

  • GHQ line South of Chelmsford - visit by F Nash (Ref: Nash CHL Jan-Feb 1999)

Protected Status

  • Historic Environment Character Zone: Chelmsford 6.3
  • Historic Environment Character Area: Chelmsford 6

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1946. CPE-UK 1788-3253.
<2>AP: RAF. 1949. 58-268-5025.