Record Details

NHER Number:35956
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two buildings and linear feature

Summary

Analysis of aerial photographs show two buildings with a linear feature running between them at this site. There was American activity here during World War Two and it was thought that the buildings and linear feature probably date to this period of activity, however on further examination of the aerial photographs no evidence for this could be established.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0607 9619
Map Sheet:TM09NE
Parish:BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

24 July 1992. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks of two buildings with a co-joining linear running between the two (S4). There was American activity at this location during World War Two and therefore it is suggested that these are World War Two military structures.
S. Massey (NLA), 22 February 2001.

April 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of banks are visible as described above (S3-S4). However, there is no evidence of any structures, or indeed cropmarks, in this area either during World War Two (S1), or in immediate aftermath (S2), and it is possible that these cropmarks are the result of more recent agricultural activity, or that they are related to the possible Roman Road to the north (NHER 33952).
E. Bales (NMP), 30 April 2012.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Modern - 1901 AD? to 2050 AD?)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • STRUCTURE (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US/7PH/GP/LOC/264 5053-4 31-MAR-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/101 6106-7 30-MAR-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1970. OS/70282 120-1 31-JUL-1970 (NMR).
<S4>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1992. NHER TM 0696R-T (NKLA 318/JEQ12-14) 24-JUL-1992.

Related records - none

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