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Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Thames And Medway Tn2

Hob Uid: 1324852
Location :
Essex
Rochford
Sutton
Grid Ref : TQ8987088870
Summary : Heavy Anti-aircraft gun site at Butler's Farm, designated 'TN2', (Thames North 2), dating to World War II. There were originally four octagonal gun emplacements in a semi-circle facing East, with another gun emplacement at each end of the semi-circle. Remains of the command post is marked by an earthen mound. The four gun emplacements, which mounted 3.7-inch guns, remain as concrete blocks, each with ammunition recesses and shelters for the gun crews. Documented between 1940-6. Also designated Diver Battery N2 when it was used as a six gun Diver battery from 26th July 1944, when it was manned by 617 Battery of 184 (Mixed) Anti Aircraft Regiment. On 24th November it was equipped with BTL Predictor, GL II, GL IIC, and SCR584 Radars. Scheduled.
More information : Scheduled. (1)

Site of Second World War heavy anti aircraft battery TN2 at Butler's Farm. It was armed with four 3.7-inch static guns in 1942, when it was manned by 329 Battery of the 104th Royal Artillery Regiment. In 1943 it was manned by 617 Battery of the 184th (Mixed) Royal Artillery Regiment. It was retained as a Nucleus Force Headquarters Battery in 1946. (2)

Also designated Diver Battery N2 when it was used as a six gun Diver battery from 26th July 1944, when it was manned by 617 Battery of 184 (Mixed) Anti Aircraft Regiment. On 24th November it was equipped with BTL Predictor, GL II, GL IIC, and SCR584 Radars. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage Schedule Entry, 03-Jul-2000
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 1. Anti-aircraft artillery : England's air defence gunsites, 1914-46
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Source Number : 3
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 4. Operation Diver : England's defence against the flying-bomb, June 1944-March 1945
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : 1940-1946
Monument End Date : 1946
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, Control Room, Diver Battery
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 32430
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 88 NE 99
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