Record Details

NHER Number:32461
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two slit trenches


A series of three rare interconnected World War Two slit trenches were noted in a survey of 1996.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0757 4312
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

Rare 1940 slit trench ending in pit, probably covering Bloomstile Lane. Lots of barbed wire and screw pickets.
Survey Number D2-63.
Connecting to:
Rare 1940 small slit trench, about 2m by 1m and 0.8m deep. Revealed by burning of gorse.
Survey Number D2-64.
Connecting to:
Rare 1940/45 slit trench. Large oblong pit along side remains of slit trench. Dimensions 2.5m by 1.5m, 0.75m deep.
Survey Number D2-64.
Information from [1]. See record form in file.
D.Walker (NLA), July 1996.

All confirmed by E.Rose (NLA), March 1997.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
No definite traces of this slit trench were identified individually. However many sections of trenches and associated banks and barbed wire obstructions were recorded within this area under NHER 23386.
S. Massey (NMP), 29 April 2003.

Monument Types

  • DYKE (DEFENCE) (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SLIT TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Kent, P.. 1994. KHH 3A - 4A.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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32464Related to: World War Two anti-tank cubes (Monument)

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