Monument record LCS 213 - Site of Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery

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Summary

A Second World War Diver anti-aircraft battery is visible as structures and earthworks on aerial photographs. The site was dismantled at the end of the war but parts of the trackways still survive, as may some of the hardstandings.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4628 6223 (765m by 705m)
Map sheet TM46SE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: English Heritage Archive record. Unique Identifier: 1478522, TM 46 SE 70; http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478522.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/462 FP 1067-1068 30-JUN-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RS 4259-4261 16-OCT-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1673 RP 3231-3233 28-JUL-1946 (EHA Original Print).

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Record last edited

Aug 4 2022 2:43PM

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