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South Yorks Rick. Did a bit of online research tonight and it was known by the designation Station H17. Most likely associated with the defence of Sheffield, possibly coupled with the coalfield areas. Four heavy AA gun pits with command post. There was a sizable (for the area) army camp very close by whose main purpose I have yet to identify. It is in reasonable nick but seems to have suffered from a lot of fairly recent rubbish dumping. Not quite as spectacularly complete as the battery at Blyth but nontheless quite impressive being as I previously didnt know it was still there! God bless Google Earth!

Abn D. The site will now the be property of the landowner as is the case with a lot of WW2 sites. Once hostilities finished the previous landowners got the space back, complete with contents which sometimes they had to buy!

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