Information for record number MWA4565:
Gun Battery on Frizmore Hill, Radford Semele

Summary At the centre of an enclosure of unknown date are the possible remains of an anti aircraft battery dating to the Second World War. The features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs and are situated on Frizmore Hill.
What Is It?  
Type: Anti Aircraft Battery, Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Radford Semele
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Large enclosure shows on AP.
2 A natural feature. However some marks in the centre would appear to have been WWII gun batteries. (Info from the farmer).
3 A probable location of a Second World War aircraft battery is located on Frizmore Hill, and centred at SP 3489 6203. The battery is possibly visible on aerial photographs taken in 1978, where vaguely circular cropmarks are visible and may represent the positions of the gun emplacements. The aerial photographs were viewed as part of the SE Warwickshire and Cotswold HLS NMP project. The copmarks were not plotted.
4 A probable location of a Second World War anti aircraft battery is located on Frizmore Hill. The battery is possible visible on aerial photographs taken in 1978, where vaguely circular cropmarks are visible and may represent the positions of the gun emplacements

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP3462
Author/originator: NMR
Date: 1978
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP3462 A-B
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Premises, Sites etc. within 30 miles of Harrington Museum used for Military Purposes.
Author/originator: John Brace
Date: Before 2017.
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: SE Warwickshire and Cotswolds NMP Project
Author/originator: Amanda Dickson
Date: 2010-2012
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Gun Battery, Radford Semele
Author/originator: Fowler R
Date: 1984
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technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back
monument GUN EMPLACEMENT * A fortified site in which a gun, mortar or cannon is positioned. back
monument AIRCRAFT * An aircraft, either whole or in part. Aircraft often survive as commemorative monuments, gate guardians or crash sites. back
monument NATURAL FEATURE * Use only for natural features mistakenly assumed to be archaeological or natural features with archaeological significance. back
monument ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY * A site containing one or more artillery pieces and/or rocket launchers for firing at enemy aircraft. back
monument BATTERY * A site where guns, mortars or searchlights are mounted. Use specific type where known. back

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