Light Anti-Aircraft Battery on Holton Heath, 650m South East of Sandford House


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20th Century

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council


Wareham St Martin

Parliamentary Constituency

Mid Dorset and North Poole

Grid Reference

SJ940940 (393966, 90239)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7112, -2.08547

Nearest Postcode

BH20 7QL

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A light anti aircraft battery on Holton Heath, south west of the Royal Naval Cordite Factory site. The battery, one of about 10 Bofors towers known to survive in England, consists of 2 concrete towers set side by side, each supporting an upper platform. One tower was equipped with a 40mm Bofors gun while the other housed the associated observation post. Scheduled.

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