Second World War Anti-Aircraft Battery, Beckfield Lodge Farm, Fillongley

Description of this historic site

The site of a Second World War anti aircraft battery, west of Beckfield Lodge Farm, Fillongley.

Notes about this historic site

1 Recording of the anti aircraft battery prior to conversion to stables. The site survey included recording the surviving features, entrance gateway, gun pits and visible earthworks. A photographic survey was also conducted to record the structures and any internal details.
2 Four circular concrete gunpits with ammunition lockers and shelters outside the gun floor. The command post is shown on the map but could not be seen from the gateway to the field, which was not entered due to the foot and mouth restrictions. The gateway has conrete block gateposts which look contemporary with the battery.
3 A series of huts are visible to the east on 1945 aerial imagery held by Google Earth, presumably a camp associated with the battery.

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