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Monument details

HER Number:TR 06 NW 42
Type of record:Building
Name:Capel Farm Cold War anti-aircraft site


Four concrete emplacements forming a Cold War anti-aircraft site at Capel Farm. Said never to have been completed.

Grid Reference:TR 0105 6974
Map Sheet:TR06NW

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Near Capel Hill Farm. Battery of 4x3.7-in. AA guns. Site not mentioned in 1940s and very early 1950s lists of AA defences. Local personal comment was that the battery had never been armed. Emplacements and generating building near road survive. (1)

Most likely an Igloo 1 site, built after the Second World War but before the demise of anti-aircraft artillery as a defence system in 1956. The site is not visible on aerial photos of the area taken in 1946 but appears on aerial photos of 1961.

<1> Victor Smith and Ron Crowdy, Thames Gateway Assesment: Gazetteer of Defence Sites (Index). SKE6445.

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<1>Index: Victor Smith and Ron Crowdy. Thames Gateway Assesment: Gazetteer of Defence Sites.