Record Details

NHER Number:43424
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two bomb craters, south of High Barn Farm

Summary

The cropmarks of a linear arrangement of four pits, visible on aerial photographs, probably mark the site of World War Two bomb craters. These features had been levelled by 1944 and proved to be slightly puzzling as no obvious target for the bombs has been identified in the vicinity of the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4863 1814
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:SOMERTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks described below were previously recorded as part of NHER 11652 and 13178.

Four pits are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1)-(S4), between TG 4871 1813 and TG 4855 1815. Their linear arrangement and the rather ragged ‘halo’ around each pit on some of the photographs suggests that they are probably bomb craters, almost certainly of World War Two date, although an origin in World War One is possible. Some of the craters are first visible on 1940s aerial photographs (S1)-(S2), by which time they had already been levelled.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 22 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • BOMB CRATER (World War One - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)
  • PIT (World War One - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)
  • BOMB CRATER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PIT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/17 4007-8 28-MAY-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5044-5 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4817E-F).
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1973. NHER TG 4818J (CUCAP BOB91) 05-JUL-1973.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 4818E (NLA 32/AGC5) 13-JUL-1976.

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