Monument record MCC5518 - WWII Ammunition Shelter, Fiddlers Wood, Fordham Bridge
|Grid reference||TL 9300 2696 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EIGHT ASH GREEN, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
Contemporary records state, “Anderson Shelter for storage of ammunition. Fiddlers Wood, near Bridge over R. Colne, on N. boundary. Map ref. 378454”. (Mil. Ed.) <1>
The remains of this ammunition shelter still survive just inside the edge of Fiddlers Wood, 40 yards from the road. The concrete base with low side walling is still there; the entrance can be clearly seen on the E side. All over the site are the collapsed Anderson shelter sheets which once sat on the walling.
This shelter would have been primarily erected to house the bombs for the two spigot mortar positions on each side of the road (SMRs 10967/MCC5006 and 10972/MCC5010). Two photos taken of site.<2>
See also <3> & <4>.
- <1> SEX31436 LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Fordham.
- <2> SEX67626 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2006. Ammunition Shelter, Fiddlers Wood. 2 frames, Aug 2006.
- <3> SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.
- <4> SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 10:17AM