Ryton on Dunsmore Heavy Anti Aircraft Site

Description of this historic site

The site of a heavy anti aircraft installation dating from the Second World War and identified from documentary evidence and an aerial photograph. It was situated 150 metres northwest of the Sports Fields at Ryton on Dunsmore.

Notes about this historic site

1 A heavy anti aircraft site first mentioned in 1940, being D title H30. It was not permanently equipped with large calibre guns nor with radar. Gun batteries would typically be shifted from site to site.
2 The typical ‘clover leaf’ design gun emplacement to the west and the accommodation camp each side of a service road to the east can be seen on an aerial photograph from 1946.
3 The battery and the camp identified and outlined.
4 The site was mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.

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