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Name:World War II Gun Emplacement West of the Old Toll bridge, Lancing
HER Ref:MWS10678
Type of record:Monument

Designations - none recorded

Summary

A World War II field gun emplacement located 70 yards west of the Old Toll Bridge, on the east side of Shoreham Airport. The gun emplacement was constructed in 1940-41, is built of reinforced concrete and wood and formed parf of the defences to RAF Shoreham. It is half-hexagonal in plan, wood shuttered and has three vents in the roof and an open rear entrance for access for the gun. Concrete ammunition storage 'bins' are alongside. The emplacement was used for 25 pounder guns. This was also mapped from historical aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:TQ 2050 0591
Parish:Lancing, Adur, West Sussex
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (Built, WW II - 1940 AD to 1941 AD (between))

Sources

<1>Bibliographic reference: M.F. Mace. 1996. Frontline Sussex, The Defence Lines of West Sussex, 1939-1945. Copy belongs to Mr. J. Mills.
<2>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex - Digital Mapping (GIS) Shapefiles.
<3>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex.
<4>Web Site: English Heritage. 2007. PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/.

Associated Events

  • English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex (Ref: ISSN 1749-8775)

Associated Monuments

  • MWS849 - Related to: Shoreham Airfield, Shoreham-by-Sea (Monument)

Associated Finds - none recorded