Monument record FEX 218 - World War II coastal artillery searchlight.

Please read our .


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


Grid reference Centred TM 28214 31288 (7m by 6m)
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, centred on TM 28213128 on the tip of Landguard Point, Felixstowe. The structure, probably an illuminated area light, is roughly 6m by 4m and has a rounded front from which a wedge-shaped beam would have shone. (S1) (S2) (S3) (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106W/LA/1 3036-3037 18-APR-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5165-5166 30-AUG-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2831/15 (SFU 16159/07) 19-MAR-1982.
  • <S4> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2831/36 (EXC 16932/01) 13-JUN-1996.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:20PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.