Monument record KIR 042 - World War II anti-aircraft battery, visible as earthworks.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 2755 3971 (204m by 312m)|
|Civil Parish||KIRTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Light anti aircraft battery, no longer exists.
A Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery of Second World War date is visible on aerial photographs as structures and earthworks, to the west of Kirton village, Kirton parish. Although the previous entry (above) describes the site as a 'Light' Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, the layout of the site on the aerial photographs is that of a 'Heavy' Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, with four gun emplacements arrayed on a central command post. A tented camp can also be seen on the perimeter of the field to the north and east of the gun-emplacements, with a few tents to the south. The temporary nature of the camp may support the suggestion that this battery used mobile guns (S7). Dobinson's survey of twentieth century military site does not note either type of battery in this location. (S2-S7)
- <S1> SSF50082 Verbal communication: Personal communication. Kerr, A., pers comm. Colin Pendleton (SCCAS). 24/11/04.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/1 4021-2 18-APR-1944.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/17 4107-8 28-MAY-1944.
- <S4> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 4025-6 06-JUL-1944.
- <S5> SXS50096 Monograph: Lowry B (Ed.). 1996. 20th Century Defences in Britain: An Introductory Guide. pp48-62.
- <S6> SSF54833 Monograph: Dobinson, C.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. Volume 1.
- <S7> SXS50099 Verbal communication: Roger JC Thomas. 2001. Roger JC Thomas. 28/11/2005.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Aug 7 2013 12:50PM