Record Details

NHER Number:26456
Type of record:Monument
Name:Pair of Home Guard stations

Summary

The site of two World War Two Home Guard Shelters, still surviving in 1998, and a former area of covered/camouflaged air raid shelters within area of allotments on Lower Clarence Road alongside railway line are visible on aerial photographs. Filling the entire area of the allotments to the immediate southeast of the Home Guard Shelters is an extensive area of covered and camouflaged air raid shelters, underground and surface structures. A possible mast is also visible to the south of a small surface structure, which may form part of a communications site. Although it is possible that these air raid shelters merely provide protection for the nearby residents and railways workers, it is also possible that they form some sort of underground military complex, indicated by the presence of the mast and other structures, although this is uncertain on the current evidence.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2412 0823
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Pair of common 1940/41 Home Guard stations bordering railway station.
Survey Nos. M3-5, M3-6 (S1).
See record form in file.
Compiled by D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.

Still extant and in good condition.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 3 November 1998.

The central grid reference for this site has been altered from TG 2401 0832 to TG 2413 0823.

July 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The site of two World War Two Home Guard Shelters and large area of covered/camouflaged air raid shelters within area of allotments on Lower Clarence Road alongside railway line are visible on aerial photographs (S2-S4). The site is centred on TG 2413 0823. The previously recorded Home Guard Shelters are located at TG 2403 0830. Filling the entire area of the allotments to the immediate southeast is an extensive area of covered and camouflaged air raid shelters, underground and surface structures. A possible mast is also visible to the south of a small surface structure, which may form part of a communications site. Although it is possible that these air raid shelters merely provide protection for the nearby residents and railways workers, it is also possible that they form some sort of underground military complex, indicated by the presence of the mast and other structures, although this is uncertain on the current evidence.
S. Horlock (NMP), 01 July 2010.

Monument Types

  • AIR RAID SHELTER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • HOME GUARD OBSERVATION POST (World War Two to 21st Century - 1940 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Kent, P.. 1994. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey record form.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/776 6061-2 07-SEP-1945 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2019 5172-3 18-APR-1947 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1968. MAL 68002 138-9 28-JAN-1968 (NMR).

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2022 Norfolk Historic Environment Service