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1795


S Tyneside


Whitburn, Lizard Farm,Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Tyne S


Whitburn


NZ46SW


Defence


Anti Aircraft Defence Site


Anti Aircraft Battery


Modern


C20


Structure


Anti-aircraft defences between Hillhead Poultry Farm to the north and Lizard Farm to the south. Originally there would have been a command hut, munitions building and mess hut. There were 2 rocket batteries here in 1941-45 when the site was manned by the Home Guard. It was one of the few anti-aircraft defence sites to be retained after 1945, kept because of the new threat of Russian jets during the Cold War. The command headquarters for this site in 1952 was Melton Park in Gosforth. The site was abandoned circa 1954. SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT


3972


6380


NZ39726380



<< HER 1795 >> A. Rudd, 1989, Existing Sites of Pillboxes in Tyne and Wear Pers. Comm. Roger Thomas, 2001, English Heritage, York Office Aerial Photograph, T. Gates, 2001 Timescape Archaeological Surveys, 1999, Marsden Quarry Extension p 2 J. Schofield, 2003, Modern Military Matters Strategic Framework for Studying the Material Culture of War?; SOUTH TYNESIDE LOCAL LIST REVIEW 2011: REFERENCE NUMBER: LSHA/73/SS; English Heritage, 2015, Scheduling Advice Report

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