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Monument Name Anti-Tank Ditch and Earthwork of the Outer London Defence Ring
SMR Number 10350
Summary The anti-tank ditch of the Outer London Defence Ring continued from the road barrier on the Epping Road at TL 4362 0033 (SMR 10349) southwards to the W of Ambresbury Banks, through the forest to meet the road barrier on the Theydon Bois roa
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Anti-Tank Ditch and Earthwork of the Outer London Defence Ring
Anti-Tank Ditch and Earthwork of the Outer London Defence Ring
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Description The anti-tank ditch of the Outer London Defence Ring continued from the road barrier on the Epping Road at TL 4362 0033 (SMR 10349) southwards to the W of Ambresbury Banks, through the forest to meet the road barrier on the Theydon Bois road at TQ 4351 9955 (SMR 10351). S of this barrier the ditch continued on the W side of "The Ditches Ride" to eventually exit the woods at TQ 436 987. Although greatly reduced, the ditch and embankment can still be traced from the Epping Road to the Theydon Bois road and S of this road to TQ 4335 9905. The ditch has been filled in but can still be seen as a wide, boggy depression. The embankment on its W side is almost continuous and although its original height is reduced in some places, in others it stands 5 - 6 feet above the ditch. An aerial photograph taken in 1960 clearly shows the line of felled trees through the forest. <1> Three photos of site. <2>
Monument Type(s) ANTI TANK DITCH (Dated 1939AD to 1945AD)
ANTI TANK DITCH (Dated 1939AD to 1945AD)
ANTI TANK DITCH (Dated 1939AD to 1945AD)
Monument Class(es) EARTHWORK
Period 1939AD to 1945AD Modern
Status Not Known
Administration Area THEYDON BOIS, EPPING FOREST, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TQ49NW
Ref: 434996
Finds None listed
Events None listed
Sources <1> Aerial Photo : Run 29-011 (Hunting Surveys Limited) Dated : 1960

<2> Photograph : WWII defences (Nash, Fred) three frames Dated : 1996