Monument record BAW 099 - Coastal Artillery Searchlight
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 35589 39766 (73m by 55m)|
|Civil Parish||BAWDSEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A World War II coastal artillery searchlight, constructed some time between July 1940 and October 1945 is visible on aerial photographs. The searchlight would have functioned as part of the coastal battery to the north (BAW 050) (S1). By June 1996 the cliff has been eroded and the structure has collapsed on to the beach (S2). The small building behind the Martello Tower, inland from the searchlight (S1) (S3), has been identified as the building that housed the generator (S4).
No.2 Coast Artillery Searchlight. Single-storey, rectangular plan with curved front elevation, flat reinforced concrete roof with ventilation hole set centrally over searchlight position. Whole structure raised up on brick piers, glazed pipe cable ducting entering through floor (S4).
- --- SSF54450 Digital archive: Defence of Britain Project archive. UORN: S0006252.
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4425 16-OCT-1945.
- <S2> SSF50025 Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM3539/4 (EXC16931/07) 13-JUN-1996.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM3539/2 (NMR15256/34) 12-APR-1995.
- <S4> SXS50093 Verbal communication: Alistair Graham Kerr. 2001. Alistair Graham Kerr. 02 Aug 2001.
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Record last edited
Sep 25 2012 3:23PM