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CIVIL BOMBING DECOY C1J

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A Second World War bombing decoy site at Kenn Moor. It was built as part of the 'C-series' of civil decoys to deflect enemy bombing from Bristol. This was a 'QL' decoy, which featured a display of muted lights to resemble an urban area during a poor blackout. It is referenced as being in use during 1942 and 1943. Aerial photography shows that by 1969 the site had been given over to agricultural use or was situated on scrubland and no features of the decoy survive. However, in 2011, the control bunker was found to be still substantially intact and there are other possible associated concrete structures. These may be of the civil decoy site or associated with the Starfish decoy site which was also located on Kenn Moor (1469603).
Further civil bombing decoys for Bristol were located at Sheepway, Stockwood, Severn Beach, Lawrence Weston, Patchway, Yeomouth, Downside and Chew Magna.

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