Monument record WLB 021 - Tinkers Walks

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Anti-glider defence ditches on Tinker's Walks, probably of World War II date


Grid reference Centred TM 473 747 (738m by 287m)
Map sheet TM47SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Anti-glider defence ditches on Tinker's Walks (S1). Further occasional examples to E & SE and major group to SE - see WLB 022.
The anti-glider ditches can be seen on aerial photographs from 1945 (S2) as earthwork ditches, with small, circular piles of spoil adjacent to them. They are also visible as slight earthwork on 1973 aerial photographs (S3) ans on 1997 aerial photographs (S4), again, as slight earthworks. The ditches range from c 70m to c 125m in length.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, AP, 70 227 165, 1970.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: (S1).
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK 602 F20 Frm4009 4-Aug-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. 73/321 Frm083 16-Jun-1973.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM4774/1-2 (15716/12-13) 23-Jul-1997.

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2011 9:38AM

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