Record Details

NHER Number:57432
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two spigot mortar emplacement

Summary

A possible World War Two spigot mortar emplacement is visible on aerial photographs just over 200m to the south of the World War Two training camp and depot on the site of the World War One airfield (NHER 12414).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9826 8742
Map Sheet:TL98NE
Parish:ROUDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2012. Norfolk NMP.
A possible World War Two spigot mortar emplacement is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S10) just over 200m to the south of the World War Two training camp and depot on the site of the World War One airfield (NHER 12414).
The site is centred on TL 9826 8742 and consists of a square trench, containing what appears to be a concrete pin or base for a gun, surrounded by a soil bank. It differs from other spigot mortar emplacements in that there are no visible ammunition lockers to the side, but it does appear to contain a mounting for a gun, so has been recorded as a gun emplacement. However, it is still visible as an open trench as late as 1970 (S10), suggesting that it may have performed some other use.
E. Bales (NMP), 11 September 2012.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US 7PH/GP/LOC 276 5035 18-APR-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF CPE/UK/59 5130-1 05-FEB-1946 (NHER TL9787A, C).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/59 5247-8 05-FEB-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 3163-4 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF CPE/UK/1801 3091-2 25-OCT-1946 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1918 3105-6 09-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1950. RAF 541/512 4041-2 10-MAY-1950 (NMR).
<S8>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1951. RAF 58/649 3145-6 23-APR-1951 (NMR).
<S9>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1951. RAF 58/651 3277-8 24-APR-1951 (NMR).
<S10>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1970. RAF 58/0475 123-4 05-MAY-1970 (NMR).

Related records

12414Part of: Harling Road or Roudham airfield (Monument)
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