Record Details

NHER Number:53594
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bomb crater

Summary

A World War Two bomb crater is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1383 0801
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2010. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two bomb crater is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs (S1)-(S2), centred at TG 1382 0801. The crater has been mapped schematically; it is visible surrounded by a ‘halo’ of upcast material which has not been mapped by the NMP. There may have been further craters in the area but none of the possible examples visible on the aerial photographs (such as the scar or depression at TG 1359 0789 to the southwest) is certain enough to warrant mapping. The crater could be related to the pillbox (NHER 32483) visible 330m to the east; this may have had an anti-aircraft gun mounted on its roof and could have been the intended target for the bomb.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 17 May 2010.

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. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/70 5137-8 28-FEB-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 2086-7 27-JUN-1946 (NMR).

Related records

32483Related to: World War Two pillbox (Monument)
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