Information for record number MWA8864:
Site of 2 Lewis Gun emplacement

Summary The site of a Second World War Lewis gun emplacement. It was situated 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 51 76
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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 II 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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