Record Details

NHER Number:27390
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two air raid shelter

Summary

A probable World War Two air raid shelter is visible as an extant earthwork and structure on wartime aerial photographs. Its relatively small size and location in the garden behind a residential property indicate that it was probably a civilian shelter, perhaps for a single household.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 5102 1633
Map Sheet:TG51NW
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A probable World War Two air raid shelter is visible as an earthwork and structure on aerial photographs (S1-3), centred at TG 5102 1633. It is first visible, as an area of disturbed ground and possibly a structure or earthwork, on aerial photographs taken in August 1940. Unfortunately the consulted photographs are not clear enough for much detail about the shelter to be discerned. It is not visible on more recent photographs of the area and has presumably been levelled or removed.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 26 May 2005.

Monument Types

  • AIR RAID SHELTER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 2A/BR190 (V) 49-50 18-AUG-1940 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 268A/BR183 11-2 17-DEC-1940 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF 268F/BR172 (VA) 44-5 10-FEB-1941 (NMR).

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