Philips Head, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Philips Head
Town
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Philips Head, or Phillips Head, is a community in north-central Newfoundland of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is in Division No. 8, in the Bay of Exploits, west of Lewisporte and north of Botwood. It is recognized by Statistics Canada as a designated place.[1]

The post office was established on February 3, 1958. The first postmistress was Doris Jessie March. It had a population of 131 by 1956.

Located within the community are the remains of an old World War II gun battery and shelter, sans artillery, as well as an old watch tower and fuel tank.

The artillery station constructed at Phillip's Head was elaborate in scope. It boasted a three-storey lookout tower and a 700-foot underground passage that connected 11 rooms filled with ammunition, secret documents and supplies. The entire station was surrounded by barbed wire fencing and fitted with drain pipes intended to flood the facility in the event of enemy invasion. Booby traps were also set up along the underground passage and two hidden escape hatches were installed.[2]

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Coordinates: 49°13′34″N 55°18′14″W / 49.226°N 55.304°W / 49.226; -55.304