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St Catherines Castle Coastal Battery

Hob Uid: 1429217
Location :
Cornwall
Cornwall
Fowey
Grid Ref : SX1186705094
Summary : A Second World War coastal battery at St Catherine's Castle. This was an emergency battery built during the Second World War as part of Southern Command's coastal defences. The battery was established in 1940 and mounted two 4.7-inch naval guns. By October 1942 a French 75mm gun had also been installed at the site. It was initially manned by 364 Coast Battery of the Royal Artillery and later by 379 Battery of 557 Coast Regiment. The guns were reduced to care and maintenance by November 1943. The castle remains modified for battery emplacement, however aerial photography shows that the remainder of the battery on the headland above the castle appears to have been removed.
More information : Coastal battery. [see also UORNs 8248-8249; 13544-13545]. Castle remains modified for battery emplacement. The remainder of the battery on the headland above the castle appears to have gone, with the exception of one possible building. [information from 1968 aerial photographs]. Fowey. (1)

St Catherine's coastal battery located at SX 118 509. This was an emergency battery built during the Second World War as part of Southern Command's coastal defences. The battery was established in 1940 and mounted two 4.7-inch naval guns. By October 1942 a 75mm French gun had also been installed at the site. It was initially manned by 364 Coast Battery of the Royal Artillery and later by 379 Battery of 557 Coast Regiment. The guns were reduced to care and maintenance by November 1943. (2)

Aerial photography from 1968 shows the castle remaining modified for battery emplacement. The remainder of the battery on the headland above the castle appears to have gone, with the exception of one possible building. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume 6.2. Coast Artillery, 1900-1956
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Page(s) : 316,330
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Vol(s) : 6.2
Source Number : 3
Source : Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two Coastal Batteries
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Established in 1940
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Coastal Battery
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0015132
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 15 SW 148
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1427665
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1427666
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31