Record Details

NHER Number:23010
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric and medieval finds from World War Two bombing range

Summary

Prehistoric flints and fragments of medieval pottery have been found during fieldwalking on the site of a World War Two bombing range.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6491 1441
Map Sheet:TF61SW
Parish:MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

24 October 1986. Fenland fieldwalking MDT AE well weathered soil, young cereal. Field between Puny Drain and road.
Odd medieval sherds and a couple of flints, dubious from the skirtland Fen edge.
R. Silvester (NAU), 27 October 1986.

Southern part of field overlain by central target of RAF bombing range. World War Two.
See (S1) and NHER 11888.
E. Rose 8 January 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Monument Types

  • BOMB CRATER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BOMBING RANGE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT AE. FENS.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF AP 3G-UK-part IV F12 90SQDN.5258-.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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