Dower House, Fawsley Park


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Second World War

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

District Council

Daventry District Council



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Grid Reference

SE570570 (457023, 257888)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.2159, -1.16526

Nearest Postcode

NN11 3BS

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World War II concrete lined, brick and earth slit trench and accompanying upcast clay/soil mound. Constructed in the period 1940 to 1941 and seen during field visits in 1998 in a very bad condition. It is orientated approx north to south, about 500 meters west of Fawsley Dower House and overlooking the valley below. Mound in front on eastern side, brick revetted on its rear face. Concrete on three sides with open side and slight depression being the entrance on its north end. It measures 10.15m x 1.60m x 1.40m (deep). Original base cannot seen through the rubble and plant growth. The concrete is continuous and about 24cm thick at sides and 38cm at end, southern end is intact but the rest is collapsing inwards. The brick on the bank is mortared and now very eroded. It is located to the east of Fawsley Dower House.

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User-Submitted Notes

The trench was built for target markers on a firing range. The bank in front of the trench contains a large number of bullets, and there are some scars on the oak tree behind it.

Adrian Armishaw, 22 February 2015

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