Monument record LWT 050 - Five World War II gun emplacements.

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Five World War II gun emplacements on Gunton Cliff road


Grid reference Centred TM 54975 94952 (38m by 100m)
Map sheet TM59SW


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Full Description

Aerial photographs of 1940 show 5 gun emplacements on the road to the north of Lowestoft Denes (S1). Of these, 3 are of a similar type, while the other 2 appear to still be under construction. By August 1941, only the 2 'later' gun emplacements are visible (S2) - the other 3 emplacements would seem to have been dismantled. The same structures can be seen in aerial photographs of Dec 1941 (S3). The 2 gun emplacements were still standing in Sep & Oct 1945 (S4 & S5), and appear to have still had guns in them. These structures would have been part of the coastal defences in this area.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR11/16 FrmsA12-A13 19-Jul-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frms75-77 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2H/BR165 FrmA13 24-Dec-1941.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 Pt1 Frm6012 2-Sep-1945.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK944 Pt1 Frm6032 19-Oct-1945.

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:19AM

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