Monument record SUE 117 - Site of Second World War searchlight battery
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4168 5189 (362m by 383m)|
|Civil Parish||SUDBOURNE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
Two World War II searchlight emplacements. Probably constructed between 1939 and 1945 but the emplacements present condition is unknown. They are located with the other military sites as a part of the Orford Training Area (S1).
December 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The Second World War searchlight battery described above, and in (S1)-(S2), is visible as a group of earthworks and structures on aerial photographs (S3)-(S5). As well as the emplacements, the site comprises a number of huts, a pillbox (at TM 4177 5184), and a probable barbed wire barrier. An adjacent roadblock (at TM 4153 5173) is included in the site; this probably relates to the extensive training area (SUE 133, part of Orford Battle Training Area ORF 137) visible to the north and east. The earthworks have since been levelled and the structures demolished, although it is possible that remnants of the latter survive along the site boundaries, hidden by vegetation.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 8th December 2015.
- <S1> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1412206.
- <S2> SSF55748 Unpublished document: English Heritage Archive record. Unique Identifier: 1412206, TM 45 SW 10.
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 V 5042-5043 30-DEC-1943 (EHA Laser Copy).
- <S4> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RS 4176-4177 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S5> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1673 RP 3208-3209 28-JUL-1946 (EHA Original Print).
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Record last edited
Feb 26 2016 5:08PM