Information for record number MWA9670:
Anti aircraft emplacement at Rugby

Summary The site of a light anti aircraft emplacement from the Second World War identified from documentary evidence. Its purpose was to protect the Lodge Plug Works at Rugby. It was located 200m west of the Clifton Road Cemetery.
What Is It?  
Type: Anti Aircraft Battery
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rugby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 51 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The site of a light anti aircraft gun emplacement, no 281, listed in June 1940. The features were typically not substantial. Light anti aircraft guns were smaller, faster firing weapons intended to engage low flying aircraft.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: 20th Century Defence in Britain. An introductory guide. Revised edition
Author/originator: editor Bernard Lowry
Date: 1999
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Twentieth Century Fortifications in England, vol I.4
Author/originator: Dobinson C S
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Vol I.4
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Word or Phrase
technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument LODGE * A small building, often inhabited by a gatekeeper, gamekeeper or similar. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument FORTIFICATION * A usually permanent defensive work. Use specific type where known. back
monument ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN EMPLACEMENT * Gun emplacement for static or mobile light anti aircraft artillery. back
monument DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument AIRCRAFT * An aircraft, either whole or in part. Aircraft often survive as commemorative monuments, gate guardians or crash sites. back
monument ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY * A site containing one or more artillery pieces and/or rocket launchers for firing at enemy aircraft. back
monument WORKS * Usually a complex of buildings for the processing of raw materials. Use specific type where known. back

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