Monument record MYO3557 - Searchlight Battery Knapton

Summary

Earthworks of a single searchlight show on vertical aerial photographs of 1941 . The site lies north of the village of Knapton, on the west side of North Field Lane. Oblique photographs taken under snowy conditions show the ditched earthworks of a World War II searchlight battery of three installations immediately to the west of Knapton village.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5595 5216 (44m by 71m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish Rufforth and Knapton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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NMR Information:

NMR contains two entries pertaining to this searchlight battery (UID 1199132 & UID 1199328)

UID 1199132: Earthworks of a single searchlight show on vertical aerial photographs of 1941 . The site lies north of the village of Knapton, on the west side of North Field Lane. (1)

1 Vertical aerial photograph reference number NMR HLA RAF/385 608 28-DEC-1941

UID 1199328: Oblique photographs taken under snowy conditions show the ditched earthworks of a World War II searchlight battery of three installations immediately to the west of Knapton village, at SE 559521. The features sit on top of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation. (1)

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number CRA (AJC 69/3) 25-NOV-1988

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2019 11:24AM

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