Monument record MYO2224 - Walmgate Stray assault course

Summary

During the Second World War, a military assault course was constructed on the strip of land between The Retreat and Low Moor Allotments. Today the assault course survives as a series of earthwork banks and ditches.

Location

Grid reference SE 6145 5070 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

During the Second World War, a military assault course was constructed on the strip of land between The Retreat and Low Moor Allotments. This was in use until the end of the war and during the immediate post-war years, reportedly for training troops who had failed their basic training on grounds of poor fitness. Today the assault course survives as a series of earthwork banks and ditches.

NMR Information

Summary description
Second World War army assault course surviving as earthworks on Walmgate Stray.

Full description
(SE 6146 5059 - SE 6144 5088) Second World War army assault course.
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)

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


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 13 2020 3:21PM

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