Record Details

NHER Number:27254
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bomb craters north of Hickling Priory

Summary

A linear group of World War Two bomb craters is visible on aerial photographs north of Hickling Priory.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 41334 25278
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:HICKLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A linear group of World War Two bomb craters is visible within an area of grazing to the north of Hickling Priory on aerial photographs from 1943 to 1946 (S1) and (S2). The site is centred on TG 4132 2531. There are ten craters, forming two clusters of pits. It is not clear whether these craters are the result of home bomber training on the marshes or from enemy fire, although there is no obvious military site visible. There is also no evidence for a decoy site nearby visible on the aerial photographs. The southern cluster of craters are still extant as earthworks.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • BOMB CRATER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5140-1 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2100-1 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).

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