Record Details

NHER Number:44961
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of World War Two bomb craters

Summary

A pair of World War Two bomb craters are visible on aerial photographs, from 1946, within a field to the west of the junction of Station Road and Burgh Road, Wheatacre.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 45910 94612
Map Sheet:TM49SE
Parish:WHEATACRE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A pair of World War Two bomb craters, 5m in diameter, are visible on aerial photographs within the field to the west of the junction of Station Road and Burgh Road, Wheatacre (S1). The site is centred on TM 4591 9461. It is possible that these bomb craters are result of the bombing decoy located 2.5km to the east (NHER 13610) drawing raids towards this area of the Broads. This area is recorded as having been heavily bombed during the war (S2).
S. Massey (NMP), 16 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • BOMB CRATER (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 3110-1 16-OCT-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Monograph: Fairhead, H.. 1996. Huby Fairhead's Decoy Sites. Wartime Deception in Norfolk and Suffolk.. p 12.

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