Record Details

NHER Number:49377
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of probable World War Two military camp near Old Farm

Summary

A probable World War Two military camp, comprising a small group of huts and other structures together with a possible gun emplacement, is visible as buildings, structures and earthworks on aerial photographs. It was probably connected with the World War Two bombing decoy which lay 600m to the south (NHER 28452). One of the huts is depicted on modern Ordnance Survey maps and may still survive.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3147 2315
Map Sheet:TG32SW
Parish:TUNSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2007. Norfolk NMP.
A small group of huts, structures and earthworks is visible on 1940s aerial photographs (S1)-(S3), centred at TG 3147 2315. It probably represents a small World War Two military camp, almost certainly connected with the bombing decoy 600m to its south (NHER 28452). At least three huts are visible, in a line along the hedge, together with a number of other small structures or platforms. A mound visible towards the northeast corner of the site may have surrounded a gun emplacement. The vegetation pattern (the extent of which has been mapped) suggests that the site may have been enclosed by a fence or similar barrier. The central hut corresponds with a structure depicted by modern Ordnance Survey mapping and may still survive.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 4 June 2007.

Monument Types

  • ACCOMMODATION HUT? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • HUT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY CAMP (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/1428 3176-7 16-APR-1946 (NHER TG 3123B, TG 3122A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 4084-5 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 3122B, TG 3122D).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US/7GR/LOC348 2181 27-MAY-1944 (NMR).

Related records

28452Related to: Site of World War Two bombing decoy known as Beeston St Lawrence (Monument)

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