Monument record WRW 092 - Possible Second World War pits with surrounding banks.
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|Civil Parish||WORDWELL, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
No mapped location recorded.
Type and Period (5)
September 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Five pits with surrounding banks are seen as earthworks on aerial photographs and visualised lidar data (S1-S3). Four of the features consist of an elongated pit surrounded by a large bank, with the fifth feature (centred at TL 8309 7465) consisting of two roughly circular pits surrounded by a bank. The pits most likely relate to Second World War training features or possible Second World War forestry features possibly associated with Culford camp (WRW 032) to the south. The features are seen to have been in use on the 1940s aerial photographs (S1-S2) and survive as earthworks on the visualised lidar data (from a survey flown in 2015) (S3). The features are in close proximity to further possible Second World War pits to the east (WRW 093).
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 17th September 2019.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC160 V 5030-5031 25-JAN-1944 (HEA Laser Copy).
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1589 RP 3114-3115 21-JUN-1946 (HEA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Kings Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
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Record last edited
Feb 11 2020 10:23AM