Monument record MCC4094 - WWII Observation Post, Peldon Church Tower, Peldon
|Grid reference||TL 9894 1677 (point)|
|Civil Parish||PELDON, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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Contemporary records state, “Observation post. Peldon Church Tower. Map ref. 436351”. (Mil. Ed.) <1> There are surprisingly few entries in War Time Contraventions 1968 listing church towers used as observation positions. However, this must surely have been a regular occurrence; a natural position for the local Home Guard to keep a watch over the surrounding countryside.
It is not known whether anything would have been actually built on the tower top to facilitate the position. Probably not, perhaps a table and chair would have sufficed.
At the time of the site visit it was not possible to access the tower.
See also <2> & <3>.
- <1> SEX31436 LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Peldon.
- <2> SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.
- <3> SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 2. Volume 2.
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Record last edited
Jun 18 2020 9:49AM