Record Details

NHER Number:43782
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two roadside bomb store

Summary

A World War Two roadside bomb store on Earsham Road at Hedenham is visible on 1945 and later aerial photographs. This site formed part of a large USAAF storage facility that had its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 31254 91930
Map Sheet:TM39SW
Parish:HEDENHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2006. Norfolk NMP
A World War Two roadside bomb store is visible on 1945 and later aerial photographs (S1-S2). This bomb store was located at TM 3125 9192 on Earsham Road at Hedenham. It was part of a dispersed USAAF bomb storage facility that had its headquarters at Earsham Hall (NHER 41375) (S3). The bomb stores were located in various woodlands and, as at this site, on concrete hardstandings alongside the roads around the hall. A further storage area lay to the south in and around 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: 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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