Record Details

NHER Number:12518
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two searchlight and anti-aircraft gun emplacement

Summary

The site of a searchlight and anti-aircraft gun emplacement, in use between 1939 and 1945. The buildings have now gone, but their foundations can still sometimes be seen as cropmarks.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 672 021
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of searchlight and anti-aircraft gun emplacement 1939 to 45.
Foundations and cropmarks still appear according to the farmer.
Seen by E. Rose (NAU), 18 May 1977.
Survey J3-6.

March 1946.
RAF air photograph shows searchlight battery structures still in existence, three adjacent circular enclosures with three more individual ones to east.
Position altered.
B.Cushion (NLA), 8 January 1998.

Monument Types

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources - none

Related records - none

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