Monument record MCC5528 - WWII Ammunition Shelter (destroyed), Smithy, Fordstreet
|Grid reference||TL 9207 2703 (point)|
|Civil Parish||ALDHAM, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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Contemporary records state, “Ammunition Shelter. Orchard Garden at rear of Smithy, Fordstreet”.<1> The smithy lay on the E side of Fordstreet at TL 9204 2703, a single-storey detached building which still survives in the front garden of a private house. What was almost certainly the ammunition shelter can be seen on a 1946 aerial photograph in the SE corner of the garden, a curved-roof Nissen hut.<2> However, nothing of it now survives.
See also <3> & <4>.
- <1> SEX31436 LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Aldham.
- <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 SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 11:19AM