Anti tank road block

Description of this historic site

The site of a anti tank road block which formed part of the defences during the Second World War. Some of the thick concrete walls of the road block still partially stand. They are situated 300m west of Bascote Locks.

Notes about this historic site

1 Two brick shuttered mass concrete walls built to close Bridge 29 on the Warwick & Napton Canal. This may have been part of the Oxford/Birmingham defence line.
2 Description, sketch and photographs (2 pages).
3 ‘Concrete anti tank walls can survive partially intact, sometimes forming parts of unusually massive garden walls. Dimensions vary, but examples standing to 5ft (1.53m) and over 3ft 3ins (1m) thick have been recorded.’

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