Monument record LCS 063 - Site of Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery

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Summary

A Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery is visible as structures on aerial photographs. The site is now arable and there is no evidence that any elements survive; an evaluation in the area of the site noted large amounts of modern building material (LCS 060, MSF21591).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 46186 62545 (257m by 338m)
Map sheet TM46SE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Military, probably WW2, rectangular and linear cropmarks, possibly enclosures. Function unknown (S1)(R1)(R2).

April 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The ‘cropmarks’ describe above relate to a Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery, which is visible as structures on 1940s aerial photographs (S2)-(S3). The site is now arable and there is no evidence that any elements survive; an evaluation in the area of the site noted large amounts of modern building material (LCS 060, MSF21591). See too National Record of the Historic Environment record TM 46 SE 76 (S3).
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 22nd April 2015.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Richmond, A.. 1994. Evaluation Report, Sizewell C. Figures 4 & 5.
  • <R2> Photograph: Air Photographs. RCHME.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/462 FS 1066-1068 30-JUN-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1557 FP 1225-1226 07-JUN-1946 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Unpublished document: English Heritage Archive record. Unique Identifier: 1478633, TM 46 SE 76; http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478633.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2016 11:47AM

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