Keys to the Past

Anti-Glider Trenches or practice trenches at Beadnell (Beadnell)

These trenches are visible on an aerial photograph of this area. They are probably trenches dug during World War II (1939-45) to prevent possible invading German gliders from landing in the area. Geophysical survey in 2015 suggests these may be the remains of First World War practice trenches.

Reference number:N5812
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Desk-based assessment on land at Beadnell 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Land at Beadnell: earthwork survey and assessment 2016
EVALUATION, Land at Beadnell: Trial trenching 2016; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell


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