Monument record SLY 074 - World War II emplacement in Shotley.

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World War II emplacement in Shotley.


Grid reference Centred TM 24638 34451 (34m by 28m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A World War II emplacement is visible on aerial photographs from 1944 to 1947, as a structure and earthwork centred on TM24633445. The emplacement is composed of a curvilinear barbed wire obstruction roughly 80m in length, enclosing an earthwork mound approximately 22m in diameter, into which a 33m long 'S' shaped slit trench has been cut. This emplacement appears to be located to provide an additional defensive element to augment the barbed wire obstruction immediately to the north (SLY 072). By 1948, all barbed wire has been removed and the earthworks have been completely ploughed out. (S1-S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 4021-2 6-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1937 3247-8 18-JAN-1947.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5171-2 30-AUG-1948.

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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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