Record Details

NHER Number:57508
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two High Frequency Direction Finding Station related to Snetterton airfield NHER 9068

Summary

A World War Two High Frequency Direction Finding Station (HF/DF) is visible on aerial photographs in Shropham parish approximately 1.5km to the northwest of Snetterton airfield NHER 9068.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9837 9191
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:SHROPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2013. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two High Frequency Direction Finding Station (HF/DF) is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2) in Shropham parish approximately 1.5km to the northwest of Snetterton airfield NHER 9068. This site is likely to consist of tapered tower on top of an octagonal base, which appears to be centred on TL 9837 9181. This structure would probably have helped lost aircraft return to base and to plot the location of mayday signals, although it is further inland than other known sites, such as the HF/DF site on the Gorleston Golf Links (NHER 43313). This structure is located within a wider network of airfield defences, including a searchlight battery, see NHER 29464 for details, and may have been similar to the sites recorded as NHER 57476 and 57479.
E. Ford (NMP), 27 February 2013.

Monument Types

  • BARBED WIRE OBSTRUCTION? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • GENERATOR HOUSE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • GUARDHOUSE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • RADAR BEACON (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • RADIO STATION (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TRANSMITTER SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US/7PH/GP/LOC276 5041-2 18-APR-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2374-5 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).

Related records

9068Part of: Snetterton and Eccles Road Airfields (Monument)
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