Monument details

HER Number:4099
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Anti Aircraft Battery at Walgherton


Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery first documented in June 1941 and associated with a possible prisoner of war camp. The last reference was in June 1942. In 1942 it had four guns but no 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)
  • NISSEN HUT (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
Protected Status:SHINE (Yes): A WWII Anti Aircraft Battery at Walgherton Shown on Aerial Photographs

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