Record Details

NHER Number:38841
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of World War Two training area, Crostwight Heath

Summary

A World War Two training area with associated buildings is visible on Crostwight Heath on 1946 RAF aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 34572 29938
Map Sheet:TG32NW
Parish:HONING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two training area with associated buildings is visible on Crostwight Heath on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1). These remains are centred on TG 34543000. A large number of small areas of disturbed soil are visible on the heath. It is likely that these are the remains of weapons pits constructed during military training exercises. These features have not been individually mapped, with just their overall extent recorded during the NMP mapping. A pair of larger weapons pits are present in the northern part of the area at TG 34593024. To the east of the heath, at TG 34792998, five rectangular concrete building bases are visible on the aerial photographs. It is likely that these are the bases of Nissen huts or other military buildings. Concrete paths and other small structures are also visible adjacent to these.
(S1)
J. Albone (NMP), 11 October 2004

Monument Types

  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • NISSEN HUT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • WEAPONS PIT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1084-5 09-JUL-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 3330A / TG 3430B).

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