Monument record MYO2223 - Walmgate Stray possible target tank position


Two pits in the centre of the Stray may have been used as firing positions, from which to fire anti-tank rifle grenades at a tank hulk, which local residents recall was positioned as a target in the centre of Low Moor during the Second World War.


Grid reference SE 6164 5041 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR Information

Summary description
Patch of raised, disturbed ground on Walmgate Stray, reportedly the site of a disused tank used for rocket-propelled grenade practice during the Second World War and possibly buried there.

Full description
(SE 6164 5042) Supposed site of target tank. In 2004, English Heritage carried out an investigation and field survey at Level 3 standard of Walmgate Stray, as part of a national project to examine the heritage of England's urban commons (Event Record 1376159) (1).

A report including a full textual description and analysis accompanied by maps, plans and photographs is available from the National Monuments Record, together with the rest of the project archive material (reference number SE 65 SW 500). (1)

1 Field Investigators Comments English Heritage: Urban Commons Project: Walmgate Stray survey

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Dec 22 2022 1:22PM


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