Record Details

NHER Number:35925
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bomb store


Aerial photographs taken in 1993 show the earthworks of a World War Two bomb store at this location. This store was associated with the airfield to the northwest near Beeston, and the earthworks of the store extend into Honeypot Wood to the north.


  • Wendling WW2 Bomb store  © D. Gurney
  • Wendling WW2 Bomb store  © D. Gurney


Grid Reference:TF 93273 14283
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

29 June 1993. NLA aerial photography.
World War Two bomb store associated with airfield to northwest near Beeston.
Earthworks constructed to store bombs are still extant.
S. Massey (NLA) 29 January 2001.

January 2003. Site extended.
Further earthworks visible in Honeypot Wood to the north of those mentioned above.
These earthworks are all visible on 1946 RAF aerial photography (S1).
M. Horlock (NLA) 7 January 2003.

September 2004.
(S1) states that at least one concrete bomb store within Honeypot Wood was destroyed by undermining, in 2004 . Work carried out by [1].
E. Rose (NLA) 27 September 2004.

November 2011.
All of the features shown on the OS mapping appear to be extant, and others not shown, including the concrete tracks, substantial earthwork banks, walls and buildings. The last are generally well-preserved. The features shown on the mapping in the open area to the south of Honeypot Wood are covered by dense undergrowth and brambles.
Digital photos (S2) were taken from the entrance to Honeypot Wood from the east, walking clockwise around the wood and then beyond the wood to the south.
D. Gurney (HES), 30 November 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1993. TF9314/J - L.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. A haven of history. 27 September.
---*Verbal Communication: Yaxley, R.. 2004. [unknown].
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD UK/100 5346-7 30-MAR-1946 (SMR TF 9215B, TF 9315B).
<S2>Photograph: Gurney, D.. 2011. Digital photos. Digital.

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