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Starfish Bombing Decoy Site Sf10d

Hob Uid: 1415788
Location :
Redcar and Cleveland
Guisborough
Grid Ref : NZ6018112428
Summary : A Starfish bombing decoy control bunker site on Hutton Moor that was used during World War II to provide a counterfeit target for enemy aircraft. The site would have been constructed between 1939 and 1945 and by the time of the Defence of Britain survey the site was still in a good condition. It is located on Hutton Moor. The bunker was mapped from air photographs as part of the North York Moors NMP, as were the earthworks of the decoy itself located 640m to the south-east. The bunker is extant on the latest 2009 vertical photography.
More information : A bombing decoy control bunker site that was used during World War II to provide a counterfeit target for enemy aircraft. The site would have been constructed between 1939 and 1945 and by the time of the Defence of Britain survey the site was still in a good condition. It was located on Hutton Moor. (1)

The Second World War bombing decoy bunker is visible as a structure on air photographs, centred at NZ 6018 1242. The earthworks of the decoy itself were located 640m to the south-east and have been recorded separately (UID 1469768). The bunker is extant on the latest 2009 vertical photography.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: NZ6012 13-MAY-2009
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : World War II, constructed 1939-45
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Decoy Site Shelter, Starfish Site, Bombing Decoy
Evidence : Extant Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 5238
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (N Yorks Moors National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : 58096
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 61 SW 92
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1469768
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01