Monument record MCC5534 - WWII Ammunition Shelter (destroyed), Tower Road, Wivenhoe

Summary

Ammunition Shelter (destroyed).

Location

Grid reference TM 0392 2281 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM02SW
Civil Parish WIVENHOE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Contemporary records state, “H. G. Ammunition Shelter. Adj. garden ground, Tower Road, Wivenhoe”. The owner is given as Mrs. M. Frostick, Wayside, Tower Road, Wivenhoe.<1>

“Wayside” still survives as No.15 Tower Road. An aerial photograph taken in 1946 shows the house surrounded by large gardens with several identifiable features, one of which was probably this Home Guard ammunition shelter. In 2007, the major part of these gardens have been re-developed with houses now standing both N and S of the house.<2>

See also <3> & <4>.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> LIST: unknown. 1968. War Time Contraventions 1968. Wivenhoe.
  • <2> AP: RAF. 1946. 106G-UK 1492-3364. 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 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 11:26AM

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