Record Details

NHER Number:43783
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 43781, 41373, 43549-50).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 31421 91706
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 3142 9170 adjacent to Pound Lane 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 northeastern limit of the bomb stores in this area. Similar sentry posts were present on roads to the northwest (NHER 43781), west (NHER 41373) and south (NHER 43550).
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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