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FREISTON SHORE BATTERY

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  BOSTON BATTERY
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Freiston Shore coastal battery. This was an emergency battery built during the Second World War as part of Northern Command's coastal defences. It was commissioned in May 1940 and armed with two 6-inch breech-loading Mk. VII naval guns. It is referenced as being armed up until September 1944. Aerial photography from 1982 shows that some features of the battery are extant. The 6-inch gun emplacements retain their anti-strafing measures. A low-level battery observation post and coast artillery searchlights are present, as are two earth-protected magazines.

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