Information for record number MWA9644:
Bubbenhall Heavy Anti Aircraft Site

Summary The site of a heavy anti aircraft battery dating from the Second World War and identified from documentary evidence. It was located north west of Ticknell Spinney, Stoneleigh.
What Is It?  
Type: Anti Aircraft Battery
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stoneleigh
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 71
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The site of a heavy anti aircraft installation, H66, first mentioned in 1942, and not listed in June 1942 as equipped with permanent large calibre guns or with radar.
2 An aerial photo from 1946 does not show the gun pits but shows what may have been the accommodation camp. A site visit is needed.
3 The gun battery is seen on a 1947 plan of the adjacent POW Camp.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP3369
Date: 23/05/46
Page Number: 4175
Volume/Sheet: SP3369
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
Source No: 3
Source Type: Plan
Title: Bubbenhall POW Camp (Coventry)
Author/originator: John Brace
Date: 1947
Page Number:
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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 FORTIFICATION * A usually permanent defensive work. Use specific type where known. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY * An anti aircraft battery usually mounting weapons with a larger calibre ammunition such as the QF 3.75 inch (94mm) gun. 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 BATTERY * A site where guns, mortars or searchlights are mounted. Use specific type where known. back

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