Record Details

NHER Number:49213
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two anti tank defences along the North Walsham to Dilham canal

Summary

The World War Two use of the North Walsham to Dilham canal (NHER 13534) as an anti tank ditch is evident from the line of disturbed ground (or possibly mounds of spoil) visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946. This was almost certainly left by the dredging of the canal in order to strengthen it as a defence. The site described here is just one of at least six sections of the canal where this is visible.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3319 2692
Map Sheet:TG32NW
Parish:HONING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2007. Norfolk NMP.
A linear band of disturbed ground (or possibly mounds of material; it has been mapped by extent) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946 (S1)-(S2), between TG 3316 2700 and TG 3323 2685. It lies alongside the bank of the North Walsham to Dilham canal (NHER 13534). It is almost certainly related to the deepening of the canal for use as an anti tank ditch during World War Two, as noted in (S3). The site is one of at least six sections where this is visible. There is no evidence on later aerial photographs that any trace still survives on the ground.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 3 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • ANTI TANK DITCH (NATURAL IMPROVED) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • ANTI TANK DITCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TANK TRAP (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/1634 5085-6 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 3227A, TG 3326A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1636 4373-4 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Unpublished document: ?. ?. Defence Notes, derived from 'Old Maps in County Hall' IN Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society military defence file.

Related records

13534Part of: North Walsham and Dilham Canal (Monument)
45233Related to: Site of World War Two anti tank defences along the North Walsham to Dilham canal (Monument)
45232Related to: Site of World War Two anti tank defences along the North Walsham to Dilham canal (Monument)
49212Related to: Site of World War Two anti tank defences along the North Walsham to Dilham canal (Monument)
49211Related to: Site of World War Two anti tank defences, North Walsham to Dilham canal (Monument)
38818Related to: Site of World War Two anti-tank barrier (Monument)
Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2019 Norfolk Historic Environment Service