Record Details

NHER Number:42072
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two bomb craters

Summary

A line of three World War Two bomb craters appears to be visible on aerial photographs, to the west of Sea Palling village. Two of these were created before January 1943 and the third before July 1946.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 42616 26460
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:SEA PALLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A line of three World War Two bomb craters appear to be visible on aerial photographs, to the west of Sea Palling village, running from TG 4247 2655 to TG 4281 2635 (S1-S2). The site is centred on approximately TG 4264 2644, although this point does not correspond to any of the features. The two largest and westernmost craters, measuring 15m in diameter, are visible in 1943 (S1). The circular holes clearly cut through the drains running along the field and are surrounded by the characteristic ‘splash’ spoil rings. The third eastern crater is smaller, 10m diameter, and is created between January 1943 and July 1946 (S1 and S2).
S. Massey (NMP), 30 September 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5140-1 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5099-5100 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4226A-B).

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