Information for record number MWA8861:
Site of 2 Lewis Gun emplacement

Summary The site of a Second World War Lewis gun emplacement. It was located in central Rugby and formed part of the defence ring around Rugby railway junction.
What Is It?  
Type: Gun Emplacement
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rugby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 50 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Location of 2 Lewis guns in central Rugby that formed part of the defence ring around Rugby to protect the vulnerable railway junction and factories. The site is listed as site 7 in the 1940 total operational armament list.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Letter about the Defence of Britain Project
Author/originator: Armishaw A
Date: July 2000
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. back
monument GUN EMPLACEMENT * A fortified site in which a gun, mortar or cannon is positioned. back
monument RAILWAY JUNCTION * A place where two or more railway lines meet. back

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