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Record details

BCC record ID:0690601000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:World War II approach guides for Little Horwood airfield
Grid Reference:SP 765 283

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MARKER POST (Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BEACON (Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

Two small concrete framed structures, possible landing beacons (Lorenz system), aiding planes to land on on the NW/SW runway of Little Horwood airfield. Structure was picked up from aerial photographs, according to information from the Defence of Britain project and its current conditon is unknown and its exact location is generalised (B2).
Note: Aerial photographs taken by the RAF just after the war note the square compound, the hut/house and circular drive, and a structure in the NW corner of the field, suggesting that this 'compound' may have military origins linked to the airfield. Later vertical photographs appear to show the 'hut' in isolation, the structure in the corner of the field removed, and the drive removed or grown over.

Sources and further reading

<2>Bibliographic reference: Council for British Archaeology. Defence of Britain Project. S0007819

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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