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Report - Lentney Brake Coastal Battery, Plymouth, Devon, July 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Urbextraordinary, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Urbextraordinary

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    Well this is my first upload so I'm expecting to get slated, but any helpful tips/info are always welcome.

    I haven't had my DSLR for long but I've been hooked to this site ever since I found it and have been itching to get out there and start exploring. I found this place by accident and have tried to find out some information on the internet as to the exact name but have had no luck. All I do know is that its just off of a coastal walk between crownhill bay and westlake bay in Plymouth, Devon. Any background information on this site would be greatly appreciated.

    The first thing I saw when I got there was what looks like a gun mount.
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    I really wanted to see what was in this hatch but it was sealed down tight.
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    Some of the original signs still manage to be seen despite how damp the walls were in places
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    Some rough calculations scribbled on the wall
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    Some of the old mechanisms for lifting the shells up to the gun operators.
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    All of the areas were being reclaimed by nature but were easily accessible.
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    Despite the damp, most of the paintwork was in remarkably good condition.
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    I'm not really sure what this is, it looks like a shower tray but I know it's not. Any ideas?
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    Finally the last picture which I noticed as I was about to leave. Is this likely to be the date that the installation was built? I couldn't decide as I believed these buildings to have been built for WW2?
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    Thank you to everyone for being so patient while I got my shit together!
     
    #1 Urbextraordinary, Sep 22, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

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