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Huddersfield - Heavy Anti Aircraft Gun Site

In sight of Castle Hill in Huddersfield is this wonderfully preserved Heavy Anti Aircraft gun battery site.

 

The site has two heavy anti-aircraft gun emplacements, a control building, ammunition stores and other buildings. There is also a well preserved contemporary road up to the site.

 

The site is near Castle Hill (see in the distance RIGHT) where, according to Wikipedia, there was a range finder for the site in the outer bailey. Castle Hill itself is a magnificent place to visit, full of history dating back to at least the Iron Age. There are interpretaion boards all around it and fantastic views from the top.

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Huddersfield HAA

There is much debate on the internet as to whether this site later became a POW camp, but we have found no evidence of this.

 

 

 

 

RIGHT: An aerial photo of the site courtesy of Google Earth

 

 

 

BELOW: Lots of photos - click on one to make it bigger.

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