Information for record number MWA8886:
Bridge modification during WWII, Offchurch

Summary World War II defence site. A bridge has been narrowed with concrete cylinders and provision made for obstruction with posts. The bridge carries Ridgeway Lane over the canal at Offchurch.
What Is It?  
Type: Tank Trap
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Offchurch
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 38 63
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 World War II defence site. Concrete cylinders and bridge narrowed with in situ concrete blocks and provision made for obstruction with posts on this bridge carrying Ridgeway Lane over the canal at Offchurch.
2 There was also a pillbox, see MWA .

Source No: 1
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: Wartime Defences along Canals in Warwickshire
Author/originator: Mr King
Date: 1991
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
monument TANK TRAP * Reinforced concrete blocks, walls or ditches designed to obstruct the progress of a tank or armoured vehicle. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument RIDGEWAY * A road or way along a ridge of downs or low range of hills. back
monument DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument PILLBOX * An often squat building with thick, loopholed walls and a flat roof, designed to accommodate a variety of weapons, usually strategically positioned to cover a vulnerable point in a defensive system. Many were built to standardized designs. back

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