Record Details

NHER Number:19394
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two gun emplacement


The earthworks of a World War Two gun emplacement is visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 and 1950.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07664 42120
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

30 March 1983. Positive cropmarks.
Ring ditch in bracken/undergrowth.
D. Edwards (NAU), 20 July 1983.

March 1994.
This is not a ring ditch, it is a circular earthwork with entrance to the west, very probably a gun position connected with the decoy airfield (NHER 13566).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 March 1994.

See record form in file by source [1], who adds:
Ruins of quite rare 1940/45 gun position (uncertain).
Survey No. D2-74.
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of a World War Two gun emplacement, visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1) and 1950 (S2). The emplacement consists of two opposing banks defining an oval emplacement, measuring approximately 17m by 10m, with entrances to the west and east. No internal structure is visible in 1946. There are around twenty gun emplacements on the heath, not all of these can have been in contemporary use. Another possibility is that they were being constructed for army training purposes, perhaps in association with the Weybourne Camp to the east (NHER 11335).
S. Massey (NMP), 14 April 2003.

May 2003. Field observations.
Grid reference obtained by GPS and corrected from original TG 0767 4210.
World War Two gun emplacement with banks around.
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0742-J-K.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3166-7 07-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1950. RAF 541/440 4034-5 28-FEB-1950 (NMR).

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