TQ8086 : View from Sandpit Hill

taken 8 months ago, near to Hadleigh, Essex, Great Britain

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View from Sandpit Hill
View from Sandpit Hill
Anti-aircraft guns were located here during the Second World War as this was an excellent vantage point overlooking the Thames Estuary. For enemy aircraft crews on bombing raids the Thames was a sightline directly to the heart of London. It was essential to detect the incoming aircraft as early as possible and to attack them to protect London, as well as the towns and industries along the riverbanks.

On Sandpit Hill four guns were installed in octagonal concrete emplacements facing east towards approaching aircraft. A close up of the information board with a map can be seen at LinkExternal link The concrete emplacements are now buried under the ground here.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8008 8649 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.9137N 0:35.7497E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8007 8650
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Other Tags
Information Board  Former Gun Emplacements  Country Park 

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