Monument record COV 109 - World War II Coastal Artillery Battery, visible in 1941 at Easton Woods.

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Summary

World War II Coastal Artillery Battery, visible in 1941 at Easton Woods and since largely eroded away

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 52068 80307 (605m by 564m)
Map sheet TM58SW
Civil Parish COVEHITHE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

A World War II Coastal Artillery Battery, is visible in 1941 around TM 520803, at Easton Wood. The camoflaged gun positions are visible at TM 52168026 in June, as is some of the barbed wire (S1). The Battery Observation Post is visible at TM 52128023 in November as are the two searchlight emplacements (at TM 52338042 and TM 52168011 (camoflaged)) and more of the wire (S2). The hutted camp is visible in January 1943 (S3), actually in Easton Wood (so was probably in place in 1941 but obscured by the trees).
The battery may have replaced that at Covehithe, just to the north, or may have been occupied by the same unit.
Most of the Battery features have since been eroded away, although there may still be remains of the camp within Easton Wood.
Initially numbered as COV 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Dobinson, C.. 2000. Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume 6.2. Coast Artillery.
  • --- Bibliographic reference: Anderton, M. J.. 2000. Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two Coastal Batteries.
  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 Cam. VA Frames 3-5.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 Frames 16-19.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. AC/165 Frames 5063-5064.

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2022 1:53PM

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