Record Details

NHER Number:38990
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two anti-aircraft landing trenches

Summary

World War Two anti-aircraft landing trenches are visible on contemporary aerial photographs. These cropmarks may relate to the obstruction of a potential landing ground associated with the so-called 'red barn' (NHER 60588) built by the East Anglian Property Company in 1936-7.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 32878 34816
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:BACTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
PASTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2004. Norfolk NMP.
World War Two anti-aircraft landing ditches are visible on contemporary aerial photographs (S1-5). These defences were centred on TG 3289 3482 and extended for 1.36km west to east and 860m north to south. The existing fields were divided up with a grid of narrow ditches and associated banks of spoil. The majority of the ditches had been put in place by September 1940 (S1-3). Ditches in the southern part of the area were excavated after September 1940 but were in place by January 1943 (S5).
(S1-5)
J. Albone (NMP), 29 November 2004.

These cropmarks may relate to the obstruction of a potential landing ground associated with the so-called 'red barn' (NHER 60588) built by the East Anglian Property Company in 1936-7.
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 February 2015.

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT OBSTRUCTION (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • ANTI LANDING TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 2/BR186 VA17-8 05-SEP-1940 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 3234/15 (MSO 31020 26/BR14/12 4872) 19-SEP-1940.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. NMR TG 3334/6 (MSO 31020 26/BR14/12 4871) 19-SEP-1940.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF S/358 16-8 30-JUL-1941 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5122-5123 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).

Related records

60588Related to: Barn at Hall Farm (Building)

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