Monument record SLY 087 - A World War II Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery battery
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 24264 34135 (204m by 250m)|
|Civil Parish||SHOTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
A World War II Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery battery is visible on aerial photographs from 1944 onwards, as a range of structures and four earthwork gun emplacements. The gun emplacements are arranged in an arc formation, typical of these emplacements, and the battery's command centre is located at the centre of the arc. A range of additional structures is associated with the battery, including possible magazines, pillboxes, smaller gun emplacements, and several lengths of encircling barbed wire obstructions. The gun emplacements and the foundations of the command centre are clearly visible on photographs in 1979. Also, although only showing one of the surviving gun emplacements, a photograph from 1980 suggests that the site was still intact at this time. By 1986 however, all the features have been removed or filled in. (S1-S4).
Site of Second World War heavy anti aircraft battery at Shotley Gate (S5).
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106GLA/23 4021-2 06-JUL-1944.
- <S2> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2434/7 (1657/418-9) 12-JUL-1979.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2434/26 (1933/10) 30-JUL-1980.
- <S4> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2434/8 (3116/1165) 08-AUG-1979.
- <S5> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1412173.
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Record last edited
Nov 7 2013 3:00PM