Record Details

NHER Number:20694
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site, medieval pottery sherds


This is the site of a Hurricane aircraft crash in March 1941. Fieldwalking in 1985 by the Fenland Fieldwalking Survey recovered a scatter of medieval pottery sherds from across this field, thought to be indicative of medieval manuring.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5461 1561
Map Sheet:TF51NW

Full description

East of Terrington St John village (and therefore given as that location in (S1), though not in fact in that parish).
Excavation by Fenland Aircraft Preservation Society.
Context 2: Hurricane which crashed in March 1941.
Information from member of public [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 2 October 1984

19 November 1985. Young winter wheat with weathered soil.
Context 1: General scatter over rest of field. Medieval sherds, manuring scatter, but quite plentiful. TYL DA (S2).
Finds in NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU), 20 November 1985

See press cutting in file (S1).

For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1941 AD to 1941 AD)
  • AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE (World War Two - 1941 AD to 1941 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: The Times. 1984. Plane recovered. 12 September.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL DA. FENS. TYL DA.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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