Monument record LCS 213 - Site of Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4628 6223 (765m by 705m)|
|Civil Parish||LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
May 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The site of a Second World War Diver battery has been recorded from documentary evidence at The Walks, Leiston (S1), and is visible on 1940s aerial photographs (S2)-(S4) as groups of huts and other structures, concrete tracks and hardstandings, and earthworks. It was constructed in 1945, on and adjacent to existing military sites. By July 1946 (S4) elements of the site had already been dismantled; an area of disturbed ground at TM 4654 6210 was probably where the guns were located. Many of the trackways are still visible, and it is likely that areas of hardstanding may still survive.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 15th May 2015.
- <S1> SSF55748 Unpublished document: English Heritage Archive record. Unique Identifier: 1478522, TM 46 SE 70; http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478522.
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/462 FP 1067-1068 30-JUN-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RS 4259-4261 16-OCT-1945 (EHA Original Print).
- <S4> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1673 RP 3231-3233 28-JUL-1946 (EHA Original Print).
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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 2:43PM