SU2015 : Second World War bombing target at Leaden Hall, New Forest

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Godshill, Hampshire, Great Britain

Second World War bombing target at Leaden Hall, New Forest
Second World War bombing target at Leaden Hall, New Forest
This circular feature (and the paths leading to it) are the only man-made features in this grid square, on a remote ridge in the northern New Forest. During the Second World War this area was used as a target for bomb testing (called No. 2 Wall Target). A target wall stood off-centre in the circular area and it was used to test bombs - the concrete apron was removed in 1991 (over 50 years after the range closed for good) and the area is now grassed over. Full details are given in a book by Antony Pasmore and Norman Parker called "Ashley Walk: Its bombing range landscape and history" (ISBN 0 9523888 5 5).
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SU2015, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 November, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 November, 2005
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 206 156 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.3687N 1:42.4912W
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