World War Two Ammunition Storage Building - Beech Hill Berkshire - Jan 2021

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callumcrom00

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Situated in a small village between Basingstoke and Newbury called Beech Hill lays a partially disused Ammunition Storage building.

The building is used half used as a shed for a nearby horse farm.

Its said the building is a unusual local design for a HG Ammo Store.

Not much else i can really say about this nice little local-ish find...!!


Exterior

Exterior again..!

Interior (It seems its being used for some kind of wood storage)

Interior again.!

Last one (This is one of the four vents)
 

night crawler

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I had a look on my DOB database and if the Beech Hill you are talking about is near Spencers Wood all I can find is a searchlight facility marked plus a load of pillboxes dotted around So it could well have been for an AA gun if one was positioned there.Nice little find
 

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I think Night Crawler is right. Beech Hill is slap in the middle between Burghfield, Bramley and Risely, Wellington Park all of which were major munitions depots in WW2. I would not be surprised if there wasn't a dummy site in the fields there to lure bombers away from the main targets, a couple of AA guns were guaranteed to get the pilots attention and make them think they were at the target.
 

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