Spurn Point

Spurn Road, Hull, UK
Posted on April 13, 2023 / 4
Listing Type : Miscellaneous
Location : England

Spurn Point was not fortified until World War 1, but the threat of the German Navy resulted in coastal defences batteries being build on the Peninsular from 1914 onwards.  These included:

Green Battery, two 9.2-inch Mark 10 guns on Mark 5 mounts

Light Permanent Battery, two 4.7inch guns

Light Temporary Battery, two 4.7inch guns

Four Defence Electric Light Emplacements were also build on the South end of the Peninsular.  A Port War Signal Station (PWSS) was also built adjacent to the Lighthouse.  A standard gauge railway line was laid for the whole length of the Peninsular to allow for the easy movement of goods and personnel.

During World War 2 two twin 6-pdr QF guns were installed over what had been the Temporary Battery.  The Permanent Battery was converted to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns.  An additional two 12-pdr QF guns were mounted on the beach.

Spurn Point

Spurn Point was not fortified until World War 1, but the threat of the German Navy resulted in coastal defences batteries being build on the Peninsular from 1914 onwards.  These included:

Green Battery, two 9.2-inch Mark 10 guns on Mark 5 mounts

Light Permanent Battery, two 4.7inch guns

Light Temporary Battery, two 4.7inch guns

Four Defence Electric Light Emplacements were also build on the South end of the Peninsular.  A Port War Signal Station (PWSS) was also built adjacent to the Lighthouse.  A standard gauge railway line was laid for the whole length of the Peninsular to allow for the easy movement of goods and personnel.

During World War 2 two twin 6-pdr QF guns were installed over what had been the Temporary Battery.  The Permanent Battery was converted to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns.  An additional two 12-pdr QF guns were mounted on the beach.