Monument record IPS 689 - Pickett Hamilton Turret, Ipswich Airport.

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Pickett Hamilton turret, thought to have been moved during the development of the Ravenswood estate.


Grid reference TM 189 409 (point)
Map sheet TM14SE


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Full Description

Nacton Road, towards South West area of landing zone, Ipswich Airport. Pickett Hamilton turret. Flooded to roof level [DW6].
The Hamilton Pickett fort previously recorded to the South of Fenbright Circle (TM 1914 4122) was no longer visible in 2012, and is thought to have been moved to TM 1898 4098, near the bridge N of the A14.
Pickett Hamilton Fort, said to have been 'still in use' into the 1980s.The hydraulic system was under water, but this has been drained and a mechanical assessment found the top section of the fort could be raised and lowered. RAF Ipswich. (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0001879.
  • <S2> Verbal communication: Edward Martin. Verbal communication.
  • <S3> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2016 10:24AM

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