World War 2 Defences 300m S of Wiggerland Wood Farm, Bishops Tachbrook.

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Second World War searchlight battery. The site is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. An alternative suggestion is that the cropmark shows several Bronze Age ring ditches. The site is located 400m north east of Wiggersland Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Photographs taken show a round barrow group at Oakley Wood.
2 Further investigation required to prove conclusively whether complete cemetery group. Negative field walking.
3 4 well defined circles with entrances and traces of small rectangular enclosure; the largest circle has 2 opposed entrances. There is a suggestion of another circle in the field to E.
6 Morphologically this cluster of ring ditches is almost identical to the 2nd World War searchlight battery on Snowford Hill (PRN 1364) and the site without doubt represents 2nd World War defences.
7 Air photographs.

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