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Monument Number 1414516

Hob Uid: 1414516
Location :
Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon
Beaudesert
Grid Ref : SP1548066070
Summary : A Royal Observer Corps monitoring post. The site is located on a plateau on the north west side of a public footpath (running from a sharp bend in Beaudesert Lane, east of St. Nicholas Church) leading to a motte and bailey castle mound. The site was built as part of an extensive network of posts designed to confirm and report hostile aircraft and nuclear attacks on the United Kingdom. At the time of the Defence of Britain survey (1995-2002) the site was found to have been destroyed. The site was opened during 1960 and closed in October 1968. Now the only evidence of the post is an area of disturbed ground.
More information : A Royal Observer Corps monitoring post. The site is located on a plateau on the north west side of a public footpath (running from a sharp bend in Beaudesert Lane, east of St. Nicholas Church) leading to a motte and bailey castle mound. The site was built as part of an extensive network of posts designed to confirm and report hostile aircraft and nuclear attacks on the United Kingdom. At the time of the Defence of Britain survey (1995-2002) the site was found to have been destroyed. The site was opened during 1960 and closed in October 1968. Now the only evidence of the post is an area of disturbed ground. (1-2)

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 : World Wide Web page
Source details : Subterranea Britannica. 1998-2007. Royal Observer Corps-An online survey of the UK R.O.C and UK W.M.O Monitoring Posts, Subterranea Britannica [Accessed 06-JUN-2007]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Cold War, 1960
Monument End Date : 1960
Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : Underground Monitoring Post, Royal Observer Corps Site
Evidence : Demolished Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 3948
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 16 NE 37
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 331123
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