SJ5785 : WWII Cheshire: Moore Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (1)

taken 4 months ago, near to Moore, Halton, Great Britain

WWII Cheshire: Moore Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (1)
WWII Cheshire: Moore Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (1)
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HAA Battery: DoB ID: e00045
Pillbox (type FW3/23): DoB ID: e11805 & e11806

The former HAA Battery at Moore, Halton, comprised four 1938 pattern concrete gun emplacements, two magazines, and unusually for a site of this type, two type 23 pillboxes for its defence, providing ground and LAA cover on the west and east sides. A concrete road circles the site linking the four gun emplacements - all are missing their internal ammunition lockers. There is no central command post apparent, but two designated buildings on site were in use as magazines. Nissen hut accommodation for the gun crews was to the south, of which no visible evidence remains.

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The view above shows the type 23 pillbox on the east side of the site, with in the background, two of the four gun emplacements. The pillbox has an attached annexe to the rear that contains a LAA position.

SJ5785 : WWII Cheshire: Moore Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (2)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5784 8510 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.6650N 2:38.0979W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5787 8508
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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