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Maker Heights Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery 1/09

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spikey

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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

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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
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Inside View of Command Post
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Roof Top View
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Found inside the command Post anyone have any idea what this is ?
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One of the gun emplacements
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And one now has a stage located with it's walls
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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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Scrub, id like your first photo on the wall over me fireplace! cracking pics both of you, well done :)
 

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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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