Record Details

NHER Number:19175
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval houses and World War Two camp

Summary

This site was used as a camp by the RAF during World War Two. The camp was demolished in 1958. In 1983 a watching brief was carried out on the site, revealing the foundations of post medieval cottages that stood on the site before the war. 19th century brick, tile and pottery were recovered from the site, but no evidence of earlier occupation was found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0074 4115
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:LANGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

10 May 1983. Negative site. Vacant site in village centre, adjacent to church.
Watched during cutting of foundation trenches for evidence of early occupation.
Site formerly occupied by RAF camp, and said locally to have had cottages on it pre war.
Well still marked on (S1).
Part of retaining wall north side said to be remains of outhouses. Excavations revealed average 0.75m good topsoil over natural yellow clay. 19th century sherds, tile, brick mixed up in topsoil to its base. Only small patch of flint foundations remained of cottages. Much flint brick etc found reused as RAF entrance road. Indications are that site was well bulldozed when camp erected. Levelled again in about 1958 when camp removed. Topsoil imported from elsewhere.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 10 May 1983.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Unknown date)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MILITARY CAMP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0041/ F, G.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1957. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.

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