Monument record FEX 215 - World War II coastal artillery searchlight.

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A World War II coastal artillery searchlight at Landguard Point, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 28191 31712 (6m by 5m)
Map sheet TM23SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A World War II coastal artillery searchlight is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards, located on a jetty to the west of Landguard Fort, Felixstowe at TM 28193171. The searchlight consists of a small concrete structure 4.5m by 4m with a rounded front. This is a concentrated fighting light and narrow vertical slits are visible in the rounded front through which the beam would have shone. (S1) (S2) (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106W/LA/1 3035-3036 18-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5165-5166 30-AUG-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2831/2 (15097/21) 28-JUN-1994.

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:19PM

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