Record Details

NHER Number:43781
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a World War Two sentry post

Summary

A World War Two structure, probably a sentry post associated with Earsham USAAF bomb store, is visible on aerial photographs. This was one of several such posts located on roads leading into the area of the bomb stores (NHER 43783, 41373, 43549-50).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 31202 92197
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:HEDENHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2006. Norfolk NMP
A World War Two structure, probably a sentry post, was is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). This structure was located at TM 3120 9220 adjacent to Earsham Road at Hedenham. It related to a dispersed USAAF bomb storage facility that had its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375) (S3). The bomb stores were located in woodlands and alongside the roads around the hall. This structure comprised a small, pitched roofed hut and was probably a sentry post marking the northern limit of the bomb stores along this road. Similar sentry posts were present on roads to the southeast (NHER 43783) and southwest (NHER 41373).
J. Albone (NMP), 19 June 2006

Monument Types

  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SENTRY BOX (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: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 3046-7 09-JUL-1946 (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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