Record Details

NHER Number:32666
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One gun emplacement and World War Two ammunition dump at Gorleston on Sea.


This is the site of a World War One gun emplacement. During World War Two the site was used as an underground ammunition dump.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5289 0317
Map Sheet:TG50SW

Full description

World War II underground ammunition store.
See (S1) and (S2).
D. Gurney (NLA) October 1996.

(S3) however shows this as a 4.7 inch gun position of 1916 with magazine and dugout, replaced by a 15 pounder in 1918. Plan in file.
See confidential file.
E. Rose (NLA) 5 November 1998.

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
The above ground components of the underground World War Two ammunition store are clearly visible on aerial photographs (S4-S6). The ramp leading down to the sub-surface stores is visible, as is the rectangular vent or chimney structure located to the south side of the ramp. Two small circular features are also visible within the grass, these are also assumed to be vents. No associated mound is visible, indicating that the entire structure is completely underground. No trace of the World War One gun emplacement was visible on the aerial photographs.
S. Massey (NMP), 27 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • AMMUNITION DUMP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey.
<S2>Photograph: Smith, R.. 1995. RDS 61 and 62.
<S3>Publication: Kent, P. 1988. Fortifications of East Anglia. p 217.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1941. RAF 268F/BR172 15-16 10-FEB-1941 (NMR).
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/14 1028-9 13-MAY-1944 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/726 5343-4 26-AUG-1945 (NMR).

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