Record Details

NHER Number:43780
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two roadside bomb store

Summary

A World War Two roadside bomb store is visible on aerial photographs. This bomb store was part of a large facility that had its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375). Other bomb stores were located at Sexton Wood (NHER 41372) and Park's Wood (NHER 41373) to the north of this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 30385 91028
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:EARSHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HEDENHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2006. Norfolk NMP
A World War Two roadside bomb storage area is visible on 1945 and later aerial photographs (S1-S2). The central grid reference for this site is TM 3038 9103. A group of concrete hardstandings used for storing bombs were present alongside Whitehouse Lane between Sexton Wood and Park’s Wood. These are part of an extensive USAAF bomb storage facility that had its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375) (S3). This site was one of several storage areas located in woodlands and along roads around the hall. Other storage areas were located at Sexton Wood (NHER 41372) and Park’s Wood (NHER 41373).
J. Albone (NMP), 19 June 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. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/930 4088-9 16-OCT-1945 (NHER TM 3091A / TM 3192A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67056 111-2 24-APR-1967 (NMR).
<S3>Article in serial: 1973. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Part 1. vol 1, pp 17-18.

Related records

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

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