Record Details

NHER Number:15020
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bombing decoy

Summary

A bombing decoy from World War Two, which was later used as a bombing range.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 829 310
Map Sheet:TF83SW
Parish:EAST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Decoy airfield on Coxford Heath (area centred TF 8330) known as Syderstone.
Mock aeroplanes and buildings.
Aircraft from Docking etc decoyed German aircraft to bomb the field.
See (S1)
E. Rose (NAU) 14 June 1979.

Later used as bombing range.
E. Rose (NLA) 10 February 1993.

World War II RAF airfield decoy, type Q/K.
Parent field was Bircham Newton.
See (S2).
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 January 1997.

Monument Types

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BOMBING RANGE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>*Verbal Communication: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
<S2>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Volume III: Bombing Decoys of WWII.. Vol III. p 92.

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