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View of DEL ruins from Lee Nam Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The concrete ruins are in a cutting that matches the placement of the 1939 DEL constructed to serve the Aberdeen Battery. The slabs are haphazardly placed and their connection to the DEL is circumstantial without further information. Access is slightly hazardous as traffic comes from around a bend and there is a drainage ditch immediately on the other side of the fence.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The concrete ruins are in a cutting that matches the placement of the 1939 DEL constructed to serve the Aberdeen Battery. The slabs are haphazardly placed and their connection to the DEL is circumstantial without further information.

Aberdeen Battery DEL Ruins

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Inside the levelled cutting, slope stairs lead on past the concrete slabs that connect with older steps leading to the Aberdeen Battery Lower Platform.

The concrete ruins are in a cutting that matches the placement of the 1939 DEL constructed to serve the Aberdeen Battery. The slabs are haphazardly placed and their connection to the DEL is circumstantial without further information.

DEL Emplacement Slab

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The concrete ruins are in a cutting that matches the placement of the 1939 DEL constructed to serve the Aberdeen Battery. The slabs are haphazardly placed and their connection to the DEL is circumstantial without further information. The circular indentation and placement of rivets suggest that the searchlight may have been placed here.

Concrete slabs of Aberdeen Battery DEL

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The concrete ruins are in a cutting that matches the placement of the 1939 DEL constructed to serve the Aberdeen Battery. The slabs are haphazardly placed and their connection to the DEL is circumstantial without further information. However, the iron rivets, colour and composition do suggest that it dates from the construction of the Battery. 

Shelter Trench Entrance

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Entrance from the gun emplacement area to the spinter-proof shelters

Gun Emplacement Wall

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Rear wall of the gun emplacement with possible receptacle for chains to keep gun in place.

Concrete Pit

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

A pit of some kind. For ammunition storage?

Trench and Blast Wall

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

A view of the blast wall and firing area shelter, with a new housing estate under construction in the background.

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