Record Details

NHER Number:29539
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two decoy airfield

Summary

A World War Two decoy airfield with two bunkers exists to the west of the road here. It closed when a Battle Training Area was established and by the year 2000 the army were considering filling in the bunkers for safety reasons.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 858 937
Map Sheet:TL89SE
Parish:STANFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

World War Two decoy airfield type Q (lights only) with bunker to west of road (latter intact in 1990). Closed when Battle Training Area established.
E. Rose (NLA) 3 March 1993.

Parent field was Feltwell.
D. Gurney (NLA) 28 January 1997.

Source [1] states there were infact two bunkers, which the army are considering filling in for safety reasons in 2000.
E. Rose (NLA) 21 March 2000.

Monument Types

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. 1992. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk.. Vol 7, p 16.
<S2>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Volume III: Bombing Decoys of WWII.. Vol III. p 92.

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