Information for record number MWA8860:
Site of a Bofors gun emplacement

Summary The site of a Second World War Bofors gun emplacement. This was one of a number of gun emplacements that formed a defensive ring around the Rugby railway station and factories. It was situated 100m to the north of Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby.
What Is It?  
Type: Gun Emplacement
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rugby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 52 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 Location of a Bofors gun emplacement, listed as CC on the total armament list in 1940. This was part of a circular defence located around Rugby to protect the vulnerable railway junction and factories.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Letter about the Defence of Britain Project
Author/originator: Armishaw A
Date: July 2000
Page Number:
The site of a Second World War Bofors gun emplacement in Rugby
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 2002
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Word or Phrase
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument RAILWAY STATION * A place where railway trains regularly stop for taking up and setting down passengers or for receiving goods for transport. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. 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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