Record Details

NHER Number:43547
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two roadside bomb store

Summary

A World War Two roadside bomb store is visible on aerial photographs dating to 1946. A rectangular area measuring 193m long by 14m wide was present on the grass verge on the southern side of Earsham Park. This USAAF bomb store was part of a large facility dispersed around the nearby woods and roads with its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375). Another roadside bomb store was present 260m further to the east (NHER 43548).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 30294 89720
Map Sheet:TM38NW
Parish:EARSHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two roadside bomb store is visible on aerial photographs dating to 1946 (S1). This site was located at TM 3029 8972 on the southern edge of Earsham Park. A rectangular area measuring 193m long by 14m wide was present on the grass verge on the northern side of the road. This USAAF bomb store was part of a large facility dispersed around the nearby woods and roads with its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375). Another roadside bomb store was present 260m further to the east (NHER 43548). The stores remained in use until the 1950s (S2) and materials were still present at this location in July 1946 (S1).
J. Albone (NMP), 12 April 2006

Monument Types

  • BOMB STORE (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/1636 4045-6 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TM 3090A / TM 3190A).
<S2>Article in serial: 1973. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Part 1. p. 18.

Related records

41375Part of: Headquarters camp of a USAAF World War Two bomb storage facility (Monument)
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