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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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