Please Wait - Compiling Details.

<< Back to Query / Map page


Somerset Historic Environment Record

21829

Site Name: Searchlight site (Elworthy Barrows), E of Holcombe Water Cottage, Brompton Ralph
Civil Parish: Brompton Ralph
Grid Ref: ST 0617 3400 (ST 03 SE)
  Show site on map (Requires Flash)
   

Public access:

The public accessibility of this site is unknown or has not been checked. Please ask locally and do not visit without permission. [Information last updated on 16 May 2008]

Details:

A searchlight (SL) called 'Elworthy Barrows' was listed 1941 at ST 0617 3400 (converted from Cassini Grid). The site was a cluster of 3 SL and was one of 5 cluster sites in Somerset manned by 559 SL Bty of 66 SL Regt RA. In late 1941 SL clusters were dispersed into single light sites formed into 'fighter boxes' and the Elworthy Barrows cluster site closed and a new single SL site called Elworthy Barrows (PRN 21830) was opened at ST 0567 3379. {1}

References:

1 Correspondence - Hunt, D (David),, email to Somerset County Council Historic Environment Record (15/5/2008). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained

Record created on 16 May 2008

© Copyright Somerset County Council 2014