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MONUMENT NO. 1501706

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Four Second World War slit trenches and anti-aircraft gun emplacements are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The L-shaped trench is still quite evident but the other trenches have been largely filled in. The trenches are inside Barbury Castle hillfort (see NMR SU 17 NW 8). The largest trench is L-shaped, 14m by 12m, and was positioned immediately inside of the western entrance of the hillfort. The other three trenches are inside the northern ramparts of the hillfort and are each 5m long and 2m wide. The were constructed for use by soldiers, originally from the Home Guard and later from US Army, manning anti-aircraft defences for Wroughton Airfield and South Swindon.

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