|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||World War Two trench on Kelling Heath|
A stretch of World War Two slit or practice trench is visible on the edge of Kelling Heath on aerial photographs. This defensive ditch still survives as an earthwork on the heath. This would have formed part the World War Two training area on the heath.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 1039 4193|
|Parish:||KELLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Rare 1940/45 slit trench about 30m long and 1m deep. Running along dip of defile where road climbs Holgate Hill.
Information from .
D. Walker (NLA), July 1996.
March 2004, Norfolk NMP
(Centre of site changed from TG 1042 4194 to TG 1039 4193.)
A stretch of World War Two slit or practice trench is visible on the edge of Kelling Heath on aerial photographs from 1946 (S2). This would have formed part the World War Two training area on the heath. The trench was originally much longer than the previously recorded 30m and ran from TG 1034 4193 to TG 1044 4193 and was approximately 105m long. Further sections of this feature may still remain within the vegetation. The trench is situated alongside the scarp edge of the heath, overlooking the approach along Holgate Hill road to the north. A corresponding stretch of ditch is visible on the northern side of the road. The trench is predominantly zigzag in form, although the eastern end has a castellated section and a projecting ‘bastion’ like feature. This may have been a firing position.
S. Massey (NMP), 04 March 2004.
- DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- DYKE (DEFENCE) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- PRACTICE TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- SLIT TRENCH (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Recording Form: [various]. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey Recording Form. Norfolk Defensive Structures Survey. |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3170-1 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 0942B, TG 1042A). |
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