Local List: WWII Searchlight Emplacement, Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea (DCC26105)

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Authority Colchester Borough Council
Date assigned 24 August 2020
Date last amended


A WWII searchlight emplacement associated with Gun Emplacement No. 2 (DCC26104, 135m to the west). Re-purposed as a café. The building was adopted onto the Local List by the Local Plan Committee on 24/08/20. An important WWII heritage asset. 4.7-inch gun casemates and their attendant coastal artillery searchlight emplacements are now very rare and there there are only four surviving coastal artillery searchlight emplacements in the county.

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  • Photograph: Tipper, Jess. 2020. Digital photographs of WWII Searchlight Emplacement, Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea. Digital.



Grid reference Centred TM 0208 1238 (6m by 5m)
Map sheet TM01SW

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Sep 3 2020 7:20AM

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