TF3942 : Heavy artillery shore battery

taken 5 years ago, near to Freiston Shore, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Heavy artillery shore battery
Heavy artillery shore battery
There are two of these emplacements eac is flanked by a searchlight emplacement.
Behind them, below the sea wall are the crews quarters and ammunition magazines. For a gunner's eye-view see: Link
Freiston Emergency Coastal Defence Battery

The battery was commissioned in May 1940 and armed with two 6-inch breech-loading Mk. VII naval guns complete with anti-strafing measures. As well as the above the complex consisted of A battery observation post (BOP) 300 yards to the north, Two flanking searchlight emplacements, an earth-protected magazine and crew quarters for each gun. The battery continued to be manned up until September 1944 when it was decommissioned. As well as the battery there were, and still are hexagonal and Lincolnshire 3-bay pillboxes along the seabank. The military road is still evident with the track of a narrow gauge light railway still visible in part. see also this link: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 6 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Military Installation 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 39641 42223 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.5523N 0:4.6454E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3964 4219
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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