Monument record DUN 078 - World War II military camp and coastal battery.

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World War II military camp and coastal battery close to Minsmere Cliffs


Grid reference Centred TM 47668 67800 (201m by 256m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1941 aerial photographs (S1) show a small number of structures close to Coastguard Cottages by Minsmere Cliffs, and another structure at TM47766792. In addition, there is a camouflaged coastal battery to the south-east of the cottages, at TM47746770, with 2 gun emplacements. The battery appears to have been covered in earth, and is seen as an irregular raised area. By 1945, aerial photographs (S2) show many more structures, probably Nissen-type huts, around Coastguard Cottages. There are also a number of associated trackways connecting the various components of this site. The cosatal battery is still visible. By 1952, the Nissen-type huts have been removed, leaving just the concrete floors visible and camouflaging has been removed from the coastal battery, revealing the underlying structures in detailm (S3).

BOP of Emergency Coast Battery (now removed) (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA45-A46 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK929 Frms4166-4167 16-Oct-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 540/705 Frm5445 9-Apr-1952.
  • <S4> Digital archive: June 2012. List of sites recorded by Pillbox Study Group. Site ID: e11917.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 31 2012 5:16PM

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