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Anti-tank 'hedgehog' [vertical rail]. [see as well UORN 16726].
(Source: Book 1999)
Some eleven concrete plugs which when removed would take vertical posts or rails to form an anti-tank block at bridge over canal. All the plugs are on the N side of the bridge, but, as the S side is tarred, others may survive there as well.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)

Type of site ANTI TANK VERTICAL RAIL
Location At Wire Lock on Kennet and Avon Canal, W of Avington.
Area Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 36292 68068
Period WW2
Condition Fair
Materials Concrete
Recorder Alexander, Colin (Pillbox Study Group)
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Blue - Section of GHQ Stop Line running from near Melksham to Reading.
Photographs View of ANTI TANK VERTICAL RAIL - S0008822
DOB site reference: S0008822
Reference 1999 Ironside's Line
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03