Monument details

HER Number:4121/0/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Anti Aircraft Battery near Bottoms Farm


Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery first documented in December 1940. The last reference was in March 1941. In 1940 and 1941 it had 4 guns that were not assisted by radar. Anti aircraft batteries are sites where guns are placed with the purpose of shooting down enemy aircraft. They could contain large calibre guns such as modified artillery cannons (Heavy anti aircraft sites), or small calibre guns such as machine guns (Light anti-aircraft sites), or a combination of both. These sites often survive as earthworks and in some cases the concrete structure of the heavy sites are well preserved.


Monument Types

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund