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Name:Floodlight (destroyed), W of Lyons Hall, Gt. Leighs
SMR Number:20997
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 731 154
Map Sheet:TL71NW



Full description

An aerial photograph taken in October 1946 shows an experimental “floodlight” standing in a meadow to the W of Lyons Hall, S of Goodmans Lane. Although nothing remained of the central mirrors at that time the twelve sides can be easily seen. A few yards away to the NW, the base of the generator building still remained. <1>

Nothing of it now survives.

<1> RAF, 1946, CPE-UK 1735-5037, Oct 1946 (AP). SEX65395.

Monument Types

  • FLOODLIGHT (WWII, Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Events

  • Visit by Fred Nash - Feb 2006 (Ref: Nash CHL Feb 2006)

Protected Status

  • Historic Environment Character Zone: Chelmsford 14.5
  • Historic Environment Character Area: Chelmsford 14

Sources and further reading

<1>AP: RAF. 1946. CPE-UK 1735-5037. Oct 1946.