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    Default Maker Heights Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery 1/09


    Visited with Scrub2000

    At the present time the battery and the land around it is used by outdoor activity company and in the summer used for Maker festival.

    image and historic info taken from Historic Cornwall site



    A heavy anti-aircraft battery at Maker Heights overlooking Plymouth Sound. Towards the left of the photo are the huts providing accommodation for the 80 or more soldiers manning the battery; these make use of an eighteenth century redoubt. There are four gun emplacements laid out in a horse-shoe arrangement, each surrounded by an earthwork. Behind these is a rectangular building which is the site command post; on either side of this building are two later gun emplacements, making a total complement of six guns. This is unusual: the standard layout was for four 3.7 inch guns.

    By the time war was declared in September 1939, there were 12 heavy anti aircraft battery defending Plymouth most on the Cornish side of the Tamar


    Command Post


    Inside View of Command Post


    Roof Top View




    Found inside the command Post anyone have any idea what this is ?




    One of the gun emplacements


    And one now has a stage located with it's walls




    Different set of mounts, this was prob one of the two batterys built later on


    :)

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    Not sure where your info quote is from but 6 gun emplacements is reasonably common, most of the HAAs around Bristol have a 4+2 configuration.

    Looks like it's in great condition though!

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    Good report bud!

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    i got it from http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/...st/ground.html

    condition was great and because it quite out the way there no graffiti :)

    Krela do you know the the triangle bit is in the 4 pic ?

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    Scrub, id like your first photo on the wall over me fireplace! cracking pics both of you, well done :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikey View Post
    i got it from http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/...st/ground.html

    condition was great and because it quite out the way there no graffiti :)

    Krela do you know the the triangle bit is in the 4 pic ?

    direction/range finder m8, the cutout in the concrete is where the cables would of gone, pretty typical layout,

    the one at st winnols is great!, even has the comms room junction boxes on the wall

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    Cheers for the info dude

    If you fancy going to St Winnolls again give me a text cos i fancy a trip there :)

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    Cheers ricasso, can't beat a bit of HDR now and again >)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub2000 View Post
    Cheers ricasso, can't beat a bit of HDR now and again >)
    get some ND grads dude!
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    Yea, easy to come by on my camera

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