Monument record M6046 - WW2 airfield, Wigsley


AIRFIELD (Second World War)


Grid reference SK 85000 69000 (point)
Map sheet SK86NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Wigsley, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

WW2 airfield at Wigsley. Various structures surviving (SK 856 693). (1)
Structures include control tower - first floor walkway was for observing air traffic, and signalling using flares (radio could be intercepted by enemy planes). Small buildings with blast walls are "ready stores", for ammunition needed that day. Sunken buildings are ammunition stores. Cylindrical concrete structure is an air raid shelter, without its earth covering. (2)
Grid ref centred.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

18 colour print, negs E68/5-E69/1, SMR

<1> Spence U, 1995, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1313.

<2> Baddeley Air Cdre ES, 1995, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT425.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Personal comment: Spence U. 1995. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Personal comment: Baddeley Air Cdre ES. 1995. Pers Comm.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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