Monument record LCS 184 - Site of Second World War Auxiliary Unit Operational Base, Leiston Common
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4582 6350 (22m by 22m)|
|Civil Parish||LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
April 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The site of a Second World War Auxiliary Unit Operational Base was recorded on Leiston Common by the Defence of Britain Project (S1), and may be visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946 (S2). Later aerial photographs appear to indicate that it has been at least partially levelled (S3), but the Defence of Britain record suggests that it may still survive in part. It was located in close proximity to evidence of Second World War (and possibly First World War) training (LCS 186), and, from 1944, a Second World War Diver battery. However, see too LCS 164 for an alternative location for this site; the evidence on the consulted aerial photographs is not clear enough to be absolutely certain that the mapped mound relates to an Auxiliary Unit site.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 29th April 2015.
- <S1> SSF54450 Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006151.
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1673 RS 4249-4250 28-JUL-1946 (EHA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/2378 V 0136-0137 28-FEB-1958 (EHA Original Print).
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
Related Events/Activities (2)
- Event - Interpretation: 'Sensitivity to Access' assessment for Natural England Coastal Access project, February 2016. (ESF23524)
- Event - Interpretation: TM46SE. Mapping Block 1: Walberswick to Aldeburgh. NMP National Mapping Programme Project for Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB (Ref: English Heritage Project No. 7085) (ESF22910)
Record last edited
Aug 4 2022 12:15PM