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10th Light Anti-Aircraft Practice Camp Royal Artillery

Hob Uid: 1152320
Location :
St. Agnes
Grid Ref : SW7010051000
Summary : World War 2 light anti-aircraft training camp built 1939-40, popularly known as Cameron Camp after a local landowner. Surviving elements include a bofors gun emplacement, ammunition store, slit trenches, machine gun positions and sentry box. Sir Mortimer Wheeler and J.B. Perkins, later Director of the British School at Rome, were posted there at the start of the war. After 1945, the camp was turned into a housing estate and finally demolished by 1971. The camp had been built on the site of a Napoleonic Wars target, consisting of two stone walls with a cast iron plate in between. This was demolished when the camp was built.
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Sources :
Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Napoleonic Wars
Monument End Date : 1815
Monument Start Date : 1799
Monument Type : Target
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Anti Aircraft Defence Site, Army Camp, Anti Aircraft Battery, Building, Slit Trench
Evidence : Structure, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1453
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SW 65 SE 37
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ST AGNES HEAD
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-01-01
End Date : 1997-12-31