373 Coast Battery R.A. West Mersea. Map is of a portion of Victoria Esplanade with Willoughby Avenue going north left of centre of map. Kialami in upper centre of map [now Willoughby House] and Courtney's [Covets ?] to the west. 

The Mount in Alexandra Avenue was the Officer's Mess.

Of the two guns shown, the emplacement for Gun No. 1 has been removed. Gun No.2 is now Two Sugars Cafe. ...
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373 Coast Battery R.A. West Mersea. Map is of a portion of Victoria Esplanade with Willoughby Avenue going north left of centre of map. Kialami in upper centre of map [now Willoughby House] and Courtney's [Covets ?] to the west.
The Mount in Alexandra Avenue was the Officer's Mess.
Of the two guns shown, the emplacement for Gun No. 1 has been removed. Gun No.2 is now Two Sugars Cafe. There is no trace of Search Light 1 opposite the bottom of Willoughby Avenue. Search Light 2 building still exists.
Guns QF 4.7 Nos 1402 1578, manufactured in Japan 1918, Issued 26 July 1940 from Royal Naval Ordinance Depot, Priddy's Hard, Gosport.
The Battery Observation Post ( BOP ) is shown in front of the Public Convenience - it must have been quite small. The Public Convenience is thought to be pre-WW2.

Note bottom left says Copy of Sketch in Fort Record Book, PRO, 1982.
The copy of the map Accession No. 2005.04.005 2005-04-005 in Folder4 in Map Drawer 3.
Date: October 1941      


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID MAP_WW2_001
Category 1 Maps and Charts
Category 2 War-->World War 2

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.