Monument record SLY 071 - World War II barbed wire obstruction, Shotley parish.

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World War II barbed wire obstruction, Shotley parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 24674 34981 (210m by 226m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A World War II barbed wire obstruction is visible as a structure on aerial photographs from 1944, centred on TM24763499. The barbed wire is roughly 470m in length, and forms 3 sides of an enclosed area, of circa 2.5 hectares. The western side of the enclosure is completed by an existing field boundary, formed by a hedgeline following a drainage channel. There is a gap in the barbed wire, presumably forming an entrance, in the north-eastern corner of the enclosure. It is not clear from the photograph what the function of the enclosure might be. (S1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106GLA/23 4021/4022 06-JUL-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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