Record Details

NHER Number:60641
Type of record:Building
Name:Surviving World War Two Stanton Shelters

Summary

Two World War Two Stanton Shelters survive in woodland in an area that would have been part of Snetterton Airfield (NHER 9068). The shelters appear to have been related to a domestic site which has otherwise been destroyed.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0127 8838
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2015
Two World War Two Stanton Shelters survive in woodland in an area that would have been part of Snetterton Airfield (NHER 9068). The shelters appear to have been related to a domestic site visible on S1 which otherwise appears to have been destroyed. The shelters themselves do not appear to be visible on the 1946 photographs, presumably as they remained earth covered at this time. The shelters were seen by [1] in 2013/2014 and described as surviving subterranean chambers, sloped at one end with a ventilation shaft at the other end. The shelters are clearly visible and recognisable on later Google Earth aerial photography (S2). It is likely that the adjacent domestic site to the east would have had its own Stanton Shelters however nothing is visible on aerial photographs and these may not have survived.
K. Powell (HES), 17 March 2015

Monument Types

  • STANTON SHELTER (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 CPE/UK/1801 4084 25-OCT-1946 (NHER TM 0188).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra and Bluesky Ltd. 2006. Infoterra Ltd, Bluesky and Google 02-JUL-2006 (Google Earth TM 0129 8840).

Related records

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