Record Details

NHER Number:54604
Type of record:Monument
Name:World war Two accommodation site probably related to Hethel airfield NHER 9522

Summary

A World War Two dispersed accommodation site probably related to Hethel airfield (NHER 9522), partly situated within Ketteringham park (NHER 44333), is visible on aerial photographs to the north and south of Church Road, Ketteringham.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1632 0273
Map Sheet:TG10SE
Parish:KETTERINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2011. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two dispersed accommodation site probably related to Hethel airfield (NHER 9522), partly situated within Ketteringham park (NHER 44333) is visible on aerial photographs to the north and south of Church Road, Ketteringham.
The site is centred on TG 1619 0270, and consists of several areas of Nissen huts within trees, as well as a larger building (possible command centre accommodation?) centred on TG 1586 0253, and further nissen huts centred on TG 1604 0239 as well as a small shelter with blast wall at TG 1619 0253.
The structures are visible on aerial photographs from 1944 to 1947 (S1-S5), and just footings remain by 1955 (S6), with no trace of the buildings remaining by 1956 (S7). However, the structures are not visible on aerial photographs from 1942 (S8), suggesting that this site was in use later than Hethel airfield.
E. Bales (NMP), 06 April 2011.

Monument Types

  • (Undated)
  • AIR RAID SHELTER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • NISSEN HUT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US/7PH/GP/LOC/264 5047-8 31-MAR-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/70 5319-20 28-FEB-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1429 4112-13, 4167-8 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 1078-9 27-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2003 5023-4 14-APR-1947 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 540/1723 (F21) 0139-40 04-OCT-1955 (NMR).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1956. RAF 540/1778 0124-5 19-JAN-1956 (NMR).
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF HLA/470 82-3 11-APR-1942 (NMR).

Related records

9522Part of: Hethel World War Two Airfield (Monument)
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