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Monument record MDR11378 - World War II army installations (site of), Derby Racecourse

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Derby Racecourse was used by the army for the duration of World War II. An encampment was constructed, anti-aircraft batteries built, and anti-aircraft barrage balloons were moored in the grounds. An east-west footpath which pre-dated the racecourse became the main access route for the installations. The 25" Ordnance Survey map of 1947 shows the position of the encampment and anti-aircraft batteries. (1)

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Sheppard, R (TPAU). 2006. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Derby Racecourse.



Grid reference Centred SK 36194 37318 (339m by 276m)

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Nov 28 2023 1:24PM

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