Monument record LCS 185 - Site of Second World War Diver battery

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Summary

The site of a Second World War Diver battery has been recorded on Leiston Common, and is visible on 1940s aerial photographs as surviving and removed structures, a building or hut (since removed) and earthworks (now levelled).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4578 6332 (314m by 227m)
Map sheet TM46SE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The site of a Second World War Diver battery has been recorded on Leiston Common, and is visible on 1940s aerial photographs (S1)-(S2) as surviving and removed structures, a building or hut (since removed), and earthworks (now levelled). It is not visible on photographs take in May 1944 (S3), indicating that it was constructed after that date. By June 1946 (S2) its guns and most of its structures (principally huts) had been removed. It was located on, or adjacent to, an existing military training site (LCS 186).
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 30th January 2015.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: English Heritage Archive record. Unique Identifier: 1478624, TM 46 SE 75.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1557 FP 1226-1227 07-JUN-1946 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. US/7GR/LOC355 RS 4055-4056 30-MAY-1944 (EHA Laser Copy).

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Record last edited

May 6 2016 1:40PM

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