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Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Solent Iw6

Hob Uid: 1413658
Location :
Isle of Wight
Nettlestone and Seaview
Grid Ref : SZ6260090800
Summary : Site of Second World War heavy anti-aircraft battery IW6 at Nettlestone Green. It was armed with four 3.7-inch guns with GL Mark II radar in 1942, and was upgunned to four 5.25-inch guns by 1944. It was retained as a Nucleus Force Headquarters Battery in 1946.


Nettlestone Green

Recorder- C. Moore. (1)

Documented. (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 1. Anti-aircraft artillery : England's air defence gunsites, 1914-46
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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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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Extant 1946
Monument End Date : 1946
Monument Start Date : 1946
Monument Type : Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : World War Ii
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 2989
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SZ 69 SW 171
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01