Record Details

NHER Number:21713
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two searchlight battery and Roman pottery

Summary

This is the site of a World War Two searchlight battery and trench, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. Fragments of Roman pottery were found during fieldwalking in the 1980s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6697 2189
Map Sheet:TF62SE
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1946.
RAF air photograph shows searchlight battery of 3 circular structures in field of grassland, with zig zag trench to southeast.
B. Cushion (NLA) 15 April 1998.

1984 to 1985. Fieldwalking in potato field.
6 Roman greyware jar rims, 1 rouletted sherd, 1 base.
1 Roman large flagon rim.
1 mortarium pouring lip.
1 flanged bowl rim in colourcoated ware.
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1985.

Monument Types

  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources - none

Related records - none

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