Monument record FEX 220 - World War II coastal artillery searchlight.

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


Grid reference Centred TM 28462 31588 (7m by 5m)
Map sheet TM23SE


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Full Description

A World War II coastal artillery searchlight is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken from 1944 onwards, centred on TM 28463158 on the eastern side of Landguard Point, Felixstowe. The structure, probably an illuminated area light, measures roughly 6m by 4m. A large opening is visible in its rounded front through which a wedge-shaped beam would have shone. It is located in a gap in the anti-tank cubes which encloses the peninsular. (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 2831/35 (EXC 16931/15) 13-JUN-1996.

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 12:21PM

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