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Hexagonal pill-box at Baldwin’s Moor, part of the defences around RAF Manorbier.


cliffs and landed at the airstrip. By 1945 there were three grass runways to the east of the road leading to the gates of Manorbier Camp, while to the west of this road was the accommodation complex and technical site.


Small arms ammunition store at Baldwin’s Moor.


Little now remains to be seen. A strip of concrete marks the site of the airfield’s sole ‘Bellman’ hangar, while the only other surviving constructions were part of the airfield’s perimeter defences. These include two pill-boxes in very poor condition near Skrinkle (SS 073975 and SS 075980); two more semi-sunken pill-boxes


in much better shape near Baldwin’s Moor farm (SS 084980 and SS 082981); and a defence post and two small-arms ammunition stores also near Baldwin’s Moor and in a state of dereliction. RAF Manorbier ceased to exist in about 1948, but the airstrip was later used by the Army.


Towards Lydstep: Manorbier Camp gunnery school was not confined to Old Castle Head but spread along the cliffs towards Lydstep. An Experimental/ Trials Wing was located at Lydstep Head during WWII comprising a complex of 50 huts, hardstandings and a gun emplacement; only the octagonal concrete floor of the gun emplacement still exists (SS 088976). Heavy guns were fired out to sea, and there were


Octagonal concrete gun floor at of a former 3.7” MARK II C gun emplacement Lydstep


Head.


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