Modern search light battery

Description of this historic site

The site of a Second World War searchlight battery. The battery is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. It is situated 1km east of Print Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Cropmarks indicate site of suggested Iron Age origin.
2 Air photograph.
3 Fieldwork produced a Neolithic axe (PRN 6054) and a Roman pottery scatter (PRN 5199).
4 Trenched in 1970, in the belief that it might represent a ‘possible henge, mortuary enclosure and three ring-ditches’. The excavation produced sandbags, suggesting a Second World War searchlight battery, which produced the cropmarks.
5 Print-out of cropmarks.

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