Record Details

NHER Number:57451
Type of record:Monument
Name:Airfield defence post, or spigot mortar emplacement related to Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068)

Summary

An Airfield defence post, or spigot mortar emplacement is visible on aerial photographs to the west of, and undoubtedly related to, Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9954 9064
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:SNETTERTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2012. Norfolk NMP.
An Airfield defence post, or spigot mortar emplacement is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3) to the west of, and undoubtedly related to, Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068).
The site is centred on TL 9954 9064, and may be related to airfield defences such as those recorded to the south (NHER 53396, 57438). An area of Nissen huts is visible 285m to the west (NHER 57450).
E. Ford (NMP), 23 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD DEFENCE SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SPIGOT MORTAR EMPLACEMENT? (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/276 5041-2 18-APR-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6251-2 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 3103-4 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).

Related records

9068Part of: Snetterton and Eccles Road Airfields (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)
57438Related to: World War Two spigot mortar emplacement/airfield defence post (Monument)
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