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Second World War anti-aircraft defences on West Common, Lincoln

Reference Name MLI88827

Second World War anti-aircraft defences on West Common, Lincoln

Second World War anti-aircraft defences on West Common, Lincoln


Cropmarks and earthworks of probable modern aircraft obstructions, identified on aerial photographs examined as part of the National Mapping Programme. {1}

The remains of former Second World War anti-aircraft defence ditches are visible on much of West Common. Three circular depressions are also visible, located in an area of quarrying earthworks. These may have been part of a former searchlight battery. {2}{3}

1 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK9672: LI.624.3.1-4
2 Bibliographic Reference: Bowden, Mark; Brown, Graham; and Smith, Nicky. 2009. An Archaeology of Town Commons in England: 'A very fair field indeed'. p.50 (fig 5.6), p.52
3 Report: English Heritage. 2003. Lincoln West Common: Survey Report. -

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