Record Details

NHER Number:38928
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two weapons pits

Summary

A pair of World War Two weapons pits are visible to the north of Overstrand Road. A military training site was located on Small Hoped Hill to the immediate south (NHER 38921). It is likely that these pits were dug as part of training exercises associated with that site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23598 40924
Map Sheet:TG24SW
Parish:OVERSTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A pair of World War Two weapons pits are visible to the north of Overstrand Road (S1). A military training site was located on Small Hoped Hill to the immediate south (NHER 38921). It is likely that these pits were dug as part of training exercises associated with that site. The site is centred on TG 2359 4092 and the pits are 6m apart and the measuring 2-3m by 1.5m. The pits are not visible in 1942 (S2).
(S1-2)
S. Massey (NMP), 28 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • PRACTICE TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • WEAPONS PIT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4175-6 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF AC/59 49-50 19-JUN-1942 (NMR).

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