War II Survey 2010
initial 2009 survey demonstrated that the village played a significant
role in World War II and in 2010 the project team carried out a
second season of research to recover information about the village
at this important point in history.
this part of the project the memories of local people played a critical
role. The work revealed a number of previously unrecorded anti-invasion
defences including anti-tank ditches, roadblocks and anti-glider
locations of two secret auxiliary headquarters were also identified.
From these, soldiers trained in guerrilla warfare would operate
in the event of a successful invasion. The survey also recorded
a number of surviving air-raid shelters and memories of a former
Prisoner of War camp.
report for the World War II survey project can be downloaded here:
of Hart 2010: An Historic Environment Survey of the Village in World