Section of Roman Road 760m South West of Lower Barn Farm


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Second World War

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council


Longbridge Deverill

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Wiltshire

Grid Reference

SJ828828 (382768, 140025)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1587, -2.24644

Nearest Postcode

BA12 7JL

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The site of Second World War searchlight battery No. 531 46 in the parish of Longbridge Deverill. It was manned by the 3 (Ulster) Searchlight Regiment. The battery was operational by 16 October 1940 and positioned to protect Hampshire and Dorset from air attack. Searchlight sites typically comprised a small ring-ditch to provide the crew with shelter during an air raid, a predictor emplacement for calculating the height and range of targets, a light anti-aircraft machine gun pit, a generator and hutted accommodation for the crew.

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