COED Y CAERAU AUXILIARY UNIT OPERATIONAL BASE

Site Details



NPRN
410588
Map Reference
ST39SE
Grid Reference
ST37979175
Unitary (Local) Authority
Newport
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Langstone
Type of Site
AUXILIARY UNIT OPERATIONAL BASE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
20th Century

Site Description

The Coed y Caerau Auxiliary Unit comprises a concealed Operational Base at ST37999175, a related Ammunition Store at ST38029178 and a Special Duties Section Station at ST37669147. All three buildings have been well concealed and have concrete floors, brick built end walls and entrance shafts and curved corrugated sheet-steel roofs. Similar bases were built in strategic coastal areas along the length of the British coastline where invasions were expected.
Source: Cadw scheduling description. F.Foster/RCAHMW 22.04.2010

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