Monument record KSS 050 - World War II military strongpoint, possibly a bombing decoy site.

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Military strongpoint, possibly a bombing decoy site, c 200m north-east of Laurel Farm


Grid reference Centred TM 53080 87560 (138m by 128m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A pair of trenches within a barbed wire enclosure can be seen on aerial photographs from 1941 (S1) and 1944 (S2). Thee trenches may have been used for practice or as part of a military stronghold, but alternatively the site may have been used as a bombing decoy, to draw the enemy fire away from residential areas.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 VJ FrmJ12 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3054-3055 10-Sep-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:13PM

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