Monument record FEX 157 - Post Medieval Coastal Battery.

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Post Medieval Battery, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 32752 36605 (55m by 51m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A coastal battery is marked on a map dated c. 1824, just to the east of the Martello Tower T (FEX 062) on what is now the golf course at Felixstowe (S1). Earthworks are depicted in the same position as the battery on the OS 25" 1st and 2nd Edition maps and were presumably part of the structure of the battery (S2) (S3). Two small banks are visible as earthworks on photographs from the 1940's. It would be reasonable to assume that they are the earthworks depicted on (S3) (S4) (S5). By 1996 coastal erosion appears to have removed any evidence of the gun battery (S6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Map: North and Cobbold family archives. c. 1824. Felixstowe: plan of wasteland and foreshore (IRO HA/49/E2/2/1). c. 1824.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. c. 1884.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". c. 1904.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4393-5 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 5149 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S6> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM3236/3 (EXC16931/11) 16-JUN-1996.

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 11:57AM

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