Boyton Marshes

Whilst on our survey, we discovered 3 large gun emplacements (at least we
think they are gun emplacements!).


They are on Boyton Marshes in the parishof Boyton, Suffolk (TM/639/247 approx) and are much larger than the common pillboxes found throughout this area.

We have serached the Defence of Britain database and they are not recorded.

We have also looked through their book and cannot find anything similar.

These buildings are around 15m in diameter and sit on the marsh.

Orford Ness (with lots of defences on it) is just over the other side of the river.

Unfortunately, because they are on the marsh and on private land, they are not accessible so we weren’t able to take a closer look.
Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service