Tank turning circles at Swarland (Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland)
Two circular concrete areas by Park Road in Swarland date to World War II. Their exact function is still not certain but they may have been where 6-inch guns were deployed as part of anti-invasion defences from the early part of the war. Alternatively, they may be turning circles for either tanks or self-propelled guns, possibly as part of a wider armoured unit training area, and dating to the period immediately before D Day.
|Historical period:||Second World War (1939 to 1945)|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland
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