Record Details

NHER Number:12417
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable World War One searchlight battery


An unusual dark circular cropmark is visible on aerial photographs, and may be associated with the searchlight station operative here in 1918 or the Gooderstone landing field.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7423 0292
Map Sheet:TF70SW

Full description

Unusual dark circular cropmark with opposing entrances to east and west. Beyond to west roughly cruciform mark.
These may possibly be connected with the searchlight station operative here in 1918, perhaps connected with Gooderstone landing field. Air photographs checked. Photograph of searchlight in (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 13 April 1977.

October 2008. Correspondence.
Following a visit to the possible WWI searchlight site it was reported that nothing was visible on the surface. It is also suggested that the site does not date to WWI.
See (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 13 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP LF2, NAU TF 7403D.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 35.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Photograph: April 1974. Norfolk Fair.
<S2>Correspondence: Osborne, M.. 2008. Allan Williams Turrets in Norfolk.. 24 October 2008.

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