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Monument Number 1420419

Hob Uid: 1420419
Location :
Grid Ref : SY6976071040
Summary : Site of a World War II minefield situated below Pennysylvania Castle in Church Ope Cove. The minefield formed part of the Isle of Portland defences and the Dorset Coast defences and was laid out in 1940-41. It had been cleared by 1946.
More information : Minefield. A Private in the Welch Regiment, in a state of depression, committed suicide on 23 October 1940 by entering the known mined area. His grave is in the Royal Naval Cemetery, Portland. At Church Ope Cove, below Pennysylvania Castle on the E side of the Isle of Portland. (1)

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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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Constructed 1940-41
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Minefield
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0005905
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 157
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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