Record Details

NHER Number:38611
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two military structures

Summary

A group of World War Two military structures are visible on aerial photographs near the coast at Weybourne. The structure is located within a fenced off area and the exact function of the building is not known. These structures are situated to the south of an area of coastal defences at Weybourne (NHER 38577-9, 32505) and training associated with Weybourne Camp to the west (NHER 11335).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1266 4335
Map Sheet:TG14SW
Parish:WEYBOURNE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2004, Norfolk NMP
A group of World War Two military structures is visible on aerial photographs in 1940-1 near the coast at Weybourne (S1-3). The site is centred on TG 1266 4335 and this point is also the location of a central structure measuring 7.5m by 6.5m. This has a track leading to it from the north. In 1940 a second smaller, 2.5m by 5m, structure is situated to the immediate south (S1). By 1941a fenced off enclosure, 60m by 47.5m, has been erected around the two buildings. The exact function of this central building is not known. This structure is situated to the south of an area of coastal defences at Weybourne and to the immediate east of the rifle range (NHER 38577-9, 32505), so it is probably related to the running of one of the surrounding posts. All of these sites are associated with Weybourne Camp to the west (NHER 11335).
(S1-3)
S. Massey (NMP) 27 April 2004

Monument Types

  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • STRUCTURE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1940. RAF 268A/BR/183 9-10 17-DEC-1940 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF S/330/1416 56-7 16-JUL-1941 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3173-5 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 1142B, TG 1342A).

Related records

11335Part of: Weybourne Camp (Monument)
38579Related to: Site of World War Two coastal defences (Monument)
38577Related to: Site of World War Two defensive structures (Monument)
32505Related to: World War Two anti-tank ditch (Monument)
38578Related to: World War Two rifle range (Monument)

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