Record Details

NHER Number:29535
Type of record:Monument
Name:Norfolk Showground airfield site

Summary

The Norfolk Showground was the site of a small private airfield between 1949 and 1951. Two runways existed - one running parallel with A47 and the second crossing it at an angle running to southwest.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 149 104
Map Sheet:TG11SW
Parish:BAWBURGH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
COSTESSEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Norfolk Showground.
Site of second Norwich Airport 1949 to 1951.
Runway parallel with A47, another crossing it at an angle running to southwest.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 3 March 1993.

"Norwich Airport" was, in fact, a field holding a collection of 4 privately owned light aircraft and offering pleasure flights around Norwich. Three Auster J/I and one Fairchild Argus 2 aircraft were stored here, and the only airfield building comprised a caravan. The runways were, in fact, just east of the showground, and crosseed at TG154105.
See (S1)
K. Hamilton (HES) 10 March 2014

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. 1992. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk.. Vol 7, p 5.

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