Record Details

NHER Number:57464
Type of record:Monument
Name:Two World War Two spigot mortar emplacements/airfield defence posts

Summary

Two World War Two spigot mortar emplacements or airfield defence posts are visible on aerial photographs to the west of Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068). They are similar in appearance to other defence posts recorded in the vicinity (NHER 53396-53399, NHER 57438, NHER 57451).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9992 9125
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:SNETTERTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Two World War Two spigot mortar emplacements or airfield defence posts are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2) to the west of Snetterton airfield (NHER 9068).
They are centred on TL 9992 9129 and TL 9991 9121, and they consist of a central pit, which presumably would have contained a gun emplacement of some kind, surrounded by an earthwork bank. They measure approximately 13m in maximum external diameter, and are similar to other defence posts recorded in the vicinity (NHER 53396-53399, NHER 57438, NHER 57451).
E. Ford (NMP), 08 November 2012.

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD DEFENCE SITE? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK)? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • DITCH? (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: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6250-1 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4065-6 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)
53397Related to: Two World War Two defences/spigot mortar emplacements related to Snetterton Airfield (Monument)
53398Related to: Two World War Two defences/spigot mortar emplacements related to Snetterton Airfield (Monument)
53399Related to: Two World War Two Light Anti Aircraft defences, one of which may have been previously recorded as NHER 29961 (Monument)
57438Related to: World War Two spigot mortar emplacement/airfield defence post (Monument)
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