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Report - World War II Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery, Stirley Knoll, Yorkshire, February 2019


HughieD

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1. The History
Not a vast amount of info on this World War II Heavy anti-aircraft battery that lies in the sight of Castle Hill in Huddersfield. The site has two heavy anti-aircraft gun emplacements, a control building, ammunition stores and several other notable buildings. There is also a well-preserved contemporary road up to the site.

The site of at Stirley Knoll was listed as unarmed in 1942, and prior to that was manned by 294 Battery of the 96th Royal Artillery Battery in 1940.

2. The Explore
In the area and got a bit of a thing for gun batteries at the moment. A well-preserved site and easy access. Quite a bit to see but the ammo store was particularly boggy and I didn’t haver my wellies on. Worth a half-an-hour nosy or so.

3. The Pictures

Ariel view of the battery courtesy of Google Maps:

Screenshot_20190224-210734_Maps by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9706 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9708 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9710 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9711 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9712 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9714 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9716 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9717 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9725 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9726 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9733 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9736 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img9738 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Castle Hill AA 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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