Monument record STN 154 - Second World War site gun emplacements and weapons pit
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7983 8662 (108m by 63m)|
|Civil Parish||SANTON DOWNHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
February 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The site of probable Second World War military training activity is visible aerial photographs (S1-S2) and surviving as earthworks on 0.5m resolution Lidar data (S3). The site consists of large angular pits and excavations, and smaller weapons pits and craters. It is assumed that these related to military training, although it is feasible that some of them were used for actual anti-aircraft gun emplacements as part of Brandon’s defences.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 13th February 2017.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/LA/227 FS 2149-2151 17-APR-1945 (HEA Original Print).
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/2021 RP 3062-3063 21-APR-1947 (HEA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
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Record last edited
Mar 4 2019 11:08AM