Record Details

NHER Number:13677
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two crash site and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking has recovered prehistoric flints and pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods. A Late Saxon coin dating from the reign of Edward the Confessor has been found by metal detecting. In 1940 three Meteor F8's crashed in the area around this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HALES, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1940. Crash site of three aircraft. Context 1.
Triple collision of three Meteor F8's.
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

February to March 1983. Hales Survey site 83.
One field formerly two. Rough arable fairly well weathered. Sticky clay when wet, loam like when dry. Main area.
Context 2 (site A) scatter on slope and lower margin, some increase in density towards Context 2 (site B) north end of former western field.
Finds: flints, Roman/medieval/Post medieval sherds.
Brick and tile fragments.
Lava quern fragment.
Copper alloy coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1983.

October 1990. Metal detecting find.
Penny of Edward the Confessor.
See preliminary note by [1], further details to follow.
To be photographed.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 October 1990

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 83. Hales.
---Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 84. Hales.
---Unpublished document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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