Monument record MCC5527 - WWII Ammunition Shelter (destroyed), Bridgewick Hall, Chappel

Summary

Ammunition Shelter (destroyed).

Location

Grid reference TL 8941 2840 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL82NE
Civil Parish CHAPPEL, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Contemporary records state, “Storehouse for explosives. Bridgewick Hall, Chappel. Land adj. residence. Map ref. 343468”.<1> Bridgewick Hall lies to the W of The Street, Chappel and 1946 aerial photographs show the grounds behind, to the N of, the house to have been extensive. However, no ammunition shelter can be made out beneath the many trees which dotted the area. Without more evidence the NGR above is a position some 50 yards N of the house.

See also <2> & <3>.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Chappel and Wakes Colne.
  • <2> AP: RAF. 1946. 106G-UK 1492-4140. May 1946.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 11:18AM

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