Information for record number MWA7983:
RAF Wellesbourne Mountford - Living Site No 4

Summary The site of one of five barracks used by RAF personnel at Wellesbourne Mountfield airfield during the Second World War. The site is now in agricultural use and is located 200m north of Red Hill Wood.
What Is It?  
Type: Dispersed Site
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wellesbourne
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 27 53
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 One of five sites built to house RAF personnel near to Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield. The site was cleared and returned to agricultural use after the war.
2 Airfield plan - not to scale.
3 The site of a Second World War dispersed accommodation site for RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (Monument Number 1431276) is visible on aerial photographs and was located on the east side of Ettington Road, north of Red Hill Wood. The dispersed site comprised barrack blocks, ablutions blocks, a picket post (guardhouse), a circular emergency water supply tank, and an air raid shelter. The site was cleared by 1971. Mapped as part of the South-East Warwickshire and Cotswold Hills HLS National Mapping Programme.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: SE Warwickshire and Cotswolds NMP Project
Author/originator: Amanda Dickson
Date: 2010-2012
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Wellesbourne Mountford
Date: 1942
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Notes
Author/originator: Brace, J
Date: 1997
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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument GUARDHOUSE * A building used for the accommodation of a military guard and/or the detainment of prisoners. back
monument ABLUTIONS BLOCK * A building housing washing facilities and toilets. The term occurs mainly in a military context. back
monument BARRACKS * A building used to house members of the armed forces. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY * A reservoir or tank used to hold a supply of water for fire-fighting purposes in the event of the main supply being damaged or cut off. back
monument DISPERSED SITE * Accommodation and facilities for aircrew away from the main RAF airfield. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument RED HILL * Iron Age or Roman coastal site producing salt by boiling of seawater in fired clay pans, resulting in characteristic mounds of 'BRIQUETAGE' (see Archaeological Objects Thesaurus). back
monument AIR RAID SHELTER * A fortified structure used to protect civilians and military personnel from enemy bombing. back
monument AIRFIELD * An area or site used for the landing and take-off of aircraft, often including associated buildings, equipment and other installations. back
monument TANK * Armoured military vehicle with its own firepower, which operates on tracks for troop mobility over rough terrain. Some may be adapted, or purpose-built, to be amphibious, and may then be double-indexed as AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE. back

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