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Stallingborough Battery

Hob Uid: 1429224
Location :
North East Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire
Stallingborough
Grid Ref : TA2223914748
Summary : Stallingborough Battery was built as part of the Humber estuary's coastal defence system. In February 1916 the coastal battery was equipped with two 6-inch breech-loading Mk. VII guns. The guns were removed in 1919 and the site abandoned in 1926. The battery was reused during the Second World War and fitted with a pair of 4.7-inch quick-firing guns and two searchlights for close defence. Stallingborough was disused sometime between 1943 and 1945.
More information : Coastal battery. [see also UORN 9426]. Gun emplacements visible, but BOP and CASLs have been removed [there are also WW1 remains in this area]. [information from 1962 aerial photographs]. N of Stallingborough on the River Humber. (1)

Stallingborough Battery located at TA 224 147. It was built as part of the Humber estuary's coastal defence system. The battery opened in 1915 and by February 1916 was equipped with two 6-inch breech-loading Mk. VII guns. The guns were removed in 1919 and the site abandoned in 1926. The site was reused during the Second World War and in 1940 was fitted with a pair of 4.7-inch quick-firing guns and two searchlights for close defence. It was disused sometime between 1943 and 1945. (2-3)

The partial remains of Stallingborough Battery survive. The gun emplacements are visible, but the Battery Observation Post and Coastal Artillery Searchlights have been removed. (4)

The following names appear on the 1871 census for the parish of Brocklesby under the address Stallingborough Battery:
James Brown, master gunner RA (Royal Artillery)
Thomas Burnside, bombardier RA
John Hobbs, gunner RA
Archbald Edgar, gunner RA
George Jones, gunner RA
This indicates that the battery was originally built before the First World War unless there was another battery under this name in the district (5)

The battery is not shown on the 1888 or 1907 1:2500 scale Lincolnshire OS Maps but appears on the 1932 OS Map as 'Old Battery' (6)

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 6.1. Coast Artillery, 1900-1956
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Page(s) : 120-131
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Vol(s) : 6.1
Source Number : 3
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume 6.2. Coast Artillery, 1900-1956
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Page(s) : 233
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Vol(s) : 6.2
Source Number : 4
Source : Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two Coastal Batteries
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Page(s) : 76
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Source Number : 5
Source : 1871 Census for England and Wales
Source details : Brocklesby Parish, Lincolnshire
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Source Number : 6
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500, 1932
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Closed in 1926
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1915
Monument Type : Coastal Battery, Gun Emplacement
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : First World War
Display Date : Opened in 1915
Monument End Date : 1918
Monument Start Date : 1915
Monument Type : Coastal Battery, Gun Emplacement
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Reopened in 1940
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Coastal Battery, Gun Emplacement
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0015139
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 21 SW 17
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1419809
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01
Associated Activities : LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31