Information for record number MWA9634:
Nuthurst Heavy Anti Aircraft site

Summary The site of a Heavy Anti Aircraft installation dating from the Second World War. It was located to the southeast of Jonathan's Coppice
What Is It?  
Type: Anti Aircraft Battery
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Tanworth in Arden
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 13 72
(Data represented on this map shows the current selected record as a single point, this is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent an accurate or complete representation of archaeological sites or features)
Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Nuthurst is listed on page 321 under Birmingham. It was first mentioned in June 1942. The listing on page 322 states that it was unarmed, which means that it was not equipped with large calibre guns, nor with radar.
2 The site, with control post and gun emplacements, can be seen on an aerial photograph taken in 1948. To the south can be seen a small associated camp, and just inside the wood to the north east is a structure which is also probably connected.
3 None of these features can be seen any more on aerial photographs of 1967.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP17SW
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 1948
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 42-17SW
Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP1372
Date: /67
Page Number: 113
Volume/Sheet: SP1372
Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP1371
Date: /67
Page Number: 114
Volume/Sheet: SP1371
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Twentieth Century Fortifications in England, vol I.3
Author/originator: Dobinson C S
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Vol I.3
There are no images associated with this record.  
back to top


Word or Phrase
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 FORTIFICATION * A usually permanent defensive work. Use specific type where known. 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 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 STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument COPPICE * A managed small wood or thicket of underwood grown to be periodically cut to encourage new growth providing smaller timber. back
monument ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY * A site containing one or more artillery pieces and/or rocket launchers for firing at enemy aircraft. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

English Heritage National Monuments Record