Record Details

NHER Number:26875
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two gun emplacement and trench

Summary

A possible World War Two military site visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1944. The site consists of a possible gun emplacement and a practice trench.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 67100 39234
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Possible World War Two military site mapped from 1944 RAF aerial photographs (S1). A circular mound, 6m across, is located at TF 6711 3926. It has a depression within its centre. It is possible that it is a World War Two gun emplacement or some such similar feature. A zigzag shaped trench can be seen to run for 60m, from TF 6707 3920 to TF 6712 3922. It is possible that this is a stretch of military trench. Although it is located within an area of linears, which may relate to drainage, so this may also be a similar feature.
S. Massey (NMP), 21 August 2002.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PRACTICE TRENCH? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • SLIT TRENCH? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/67 3125-6 02-DEC-1944.

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