Record Details

NHER Number:15168
Type of record:Monument
Name:Great Massingham World War Two airfield


This former airfield was in use during World War Two, and was a base for Blenheim and Boston bombers, and for a Mosquito squadron. The runways and some buildings are still present on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 810 235
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

World War Two airfield.

30 August 1979. Site visited by E. Rose (NAU).
Runways still down; at least two hangars remain.
Powder store is still in use.
Airfield originally served by Blenheims and Bostons of 2 Group in 1940 later Mosquitoes of 100 Group, then bomber support base 1940 to 1945.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 26 October 1991.

June 2009.
Site is now used as a museum.
See (S2) for details.
H. White, (NLA), 15 October 2009.

For further information on the operational history of the airfield and photographs of remaining buildings, see (S3).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 13 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • HANGAR (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • POWDER MAGAZINE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. [Article on the history of Great Massingham airfield]. 5 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. A sister act of remembrance. 25 September.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Gunn, P.. 1991. RAF Gt Massingham. A Norfolk Airfield at War 1940-1945..
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Nissen huts needed as a home for airbase museum. 16 June.
<S3>Monograph: McKenzie, R.. 2004. Ghost Fields of Norfolk. pp 46-48.

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