Record Details

NHER Number:57438
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two spigot mortar emplacement/airfield defence post

Summary

Earthworks of a World War Two spigot mortar emplacement/airfield defence post are visible on aerial photographs to the west of Snetterton and Eccles Road Airfield (NHER 9068). At least five further defence posts are visible 500m to the south (NHER 53396).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9950 9052
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:SNETTERTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of a World War Two spigot mortar emplacement/airfield defence post are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2) to the west of Snetterton and Eccles Road Airfield (NHER 9068). At least five further defence posts are visible 500m to the south (NHER 53396).
The site is centred on TL 9950 9052 and consists of an open ditch or pit approximately 7.5m by 4.7m, surrounded by a raised bank approximately 13m in total external diameter. The central pit would probably have contained a concrete pin or gun emplacement, but this is not visible on the aerial photographs. It is possible to make out these features on at least one of the defence posts to the south (NHER 53396).
E. Bales (NMP), 12 September 2012.

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD DEFENCE SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT (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/101 6251-2 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 3065-6 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).

Related records

9068Part of: Snetterton and Eccles Road Airfields (Monument)
57451Related to: Airfield defence post, or spigot mortar emplacement related to Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068) (Monument)
57450Related to: Area of Nissen huts, related to Snetterton airfield (Monument)
53396Related to: Five dispersed World War Two defences/spigot mortar emplacements related to Snetterton Airfield 9068 (Monument)
57464Related to: Two World War Two spigot mortar emplacements/airfield defence posts (Monument)
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