Record Details

NHER Number:7883
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval pottery sherd and World War Two aircraft crash site

Summary

In 1964 a piece of medieval pottery was found in a gravel pit here. The gravel pit is located approximately where a Liberator bomber crashed in 1942.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1828 1162
Map Sheet:TG11SE
Parish:COSTESSEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1964.
Medieval sherd found in pit near Carr's Hills.
E. B. Green (NCM).

Also at approximately this site, 1942 crash site of Liberator bomber.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 February 1992.

August 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The site of the plane crash is not apparent in April 1942 (S2) or May 1944 (S3). In September 1945 (S4) a slight clearing in the trees and some signs of ground disturbance are visible in the area of the previously recorded site.
S. Horlock (NMP), 18 August 2010.

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Costessey.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Plaque honours airmen who died to save village. 28 February.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF HLA/447 60 30-APR-1942 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: USAAF. 1944. US/7GR/LOC351 3035-6 27-MAY-1944 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/770 6088-9 06-JUL-1945 (NMR).

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