Record Details

NHER Number:55094
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two bulk fuel installation

Summary

In July 2009 a programme of building recording was undertaken for a World War Two bulk fuel installation at RAF Feltwell.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7112 9032
Map Sheet:TL79SW
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July - August 2009. Historic building survey.
The bulk fuel installation was located on the roundabout between Bird View Square and Lancaster Road. In 1964 the tanks were decommissioned and in 1965 were cleaned and some apparently filled with water. A historical plan of the installation shows 5 of the 6 tanks as being for the storage of diesel. An unstratified sign found during machine excavation of the area stated that petroleum was also stored. The main body of the structure was bureid below ground level to a depth of comprising 6 metal tanks with concrete superstructures and was rectangular in plan with the top measuring 18.6m x 10.3m x 0.16m.
See (S1).
S. Howard (HES), 17 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • FUEL DEPOT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: Brooks, R.. 2009. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Report No. 2009/233. Building recording report for air-raid shelter, bulk fuel installation and water tank, RAF Feltwell.. December.

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4942Part of: RAF Feltwell Airfield (Monument)
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