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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Newhaven Emergency Battery
This battery was constructed during WW2 to complement the guns at nearby Newhaven Fort. It is located on the cliff top just West of the fort and originally housed three guns with a number of auxiliary buildings located at the rear of the large concrete gun pits. The third gun position has been converted into a coastguard lookout. The control buildings have been bricked up, but some holes reveal the interior. An earlier battery, probably mid nineteeth century, is located nearby at the foot of the cliff.
This battery is on an open site and can be easily visited.
A view of the gun pit
Shell lockers and control room behind
One of the gun emplacements
One of the bricked up rooms
Inside one of the roomsSteps up to the gun positions
Observation post in the cliff face
Radar Position, and gun position at Newhaven Fort above Old Battery of three gun emplacements