Record Details

NHER Number:51911
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a former Second World War Auxiliary Units underground hide

Summary

A former Second World War Auxiliary Units underground hide was allegedly located within Belmore Plantation off Plumstead Road East at the eastern outskirts of Thorpe St. Andrew. It was not visible on aerial photographs of the area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2719 1040
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:THORPE ST ANDREW, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
The site of a former Second World War Auxiliary Units underground hide was allegedly located at approximately TG 2719 1040, within Belmore Plantation off Plumstead Road East at the eastern outskirts of Thorpe St. Andrew (NMR number TG 21 SE 28). According to an oral source the hide featured two entrances, three rooms with long connecting tunnels and a ventilation system through hollow tree stumps. In 2006 the condition of the underground hide was uncertain (S1) and it was not visible on aerial photographs of the area.
E. Bales (NMP), 10 November 2008.

April 2012.
The Coleshill House website describes the site as two adjacent shallow rectangular depressions in the ground within Belmore Plantation (S2).
R. Hoggett (HES), 16 April 2012.

Monument Types

  • AUXILIARY HIDE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Website: Council for British Archaeology. 2002. Defence of Britain database. http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm.
<S2>Website: Coleshill House. Coleshill House: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/thorpe-st-andrew-auxiliary-unit-and-operational-base.php.

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