Information for record number MWA9653:
Birmingham Light Anti Aircraft Site

Summary The site of a light anti aircraft artillery emplacement from the Second World War. There is documentary evidence that it was positioned to protect Hams Hall Power Station, and was located at this grid reference.
What Is It?  
Type: Anti Aircraft Battery
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Lea Marston
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 92
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A light anti aircraft site dating from World War II, no 417. The vulnerable point needing protection in this instance was Hams Hall Power Station[WA63]. A LAA installation was typically insubstantial; the guns deployed were small fast firing weapons intended to engage fast low flying aircraft, for example the Lewis and Bren, and the Bofors both static and mobile.

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
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
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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 POWER STATION * A building or set of buildings and structures where power, especially electrical or mechanical, is generated. Use more specific type where known. 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 DEFENCE * This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms. 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

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