SU7203 : WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Northney Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (6)

taken 6 months ago, near to North Hayling, Hampshire, Great Britain

WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Northney Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (6)
WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Northney Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (6)
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HAA Battery: DoB ID: e00046

With the landowner's permission, I managed with some difficulty to gain access to the inside of the gun emplacement whose entrance is not only overgrown, but partially blocked with rubble from one of the blast walls which has collapsed. Worth the effort, as the interior is quite impressive. Access from the entrance is onto an upper platform that contains ammunition lockers arranged around the periphery of the concrete outer walled enclosure. Below is a second inner enclosure surrounding the holdfast on which the 5.25 in. gun would have been mounted.

SU7203 : WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Northney Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (7)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
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Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7221 0352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.6035N 0:58.5674W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7221 0352
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