Monument record WNN 032 - Second World War military training and defences

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Summary

An area of Second World War military training is visible on aerial photographs surrounding the former Staverton Park (WNN 008), which falls within the Orford Battle Training Area. The area around the woodland is covered with weapons pits, dug outs and short trenches and evidence of training activity. A more extensive practice trench system is located within the eastern part of the site on former heath. A military building/hut is located on the edge of the Park Belt to the south of the site. It seems likely that additional military activity and structures are hidden within the woodland, but not visible on the aerial photographs.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3561 5066 (2147m by 1544m)
Map sheet TM35SE
Civil Parish TUNSTALL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

November 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
An area of Second World War military training is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S6) surrounding the former Staverton Park (WNN 008), which falls within the Orford Battle Training Area. The area around the woodland is covered with weapons pits, dug outs and short trenches and evidence of training activity. A more extensive practice trench system is located within the eastern part of the site on former heath. A military building/hut is located on the edge of the Park Belt to the south of the site. It seems likely that additional military activity and structures are hidden within the woodland, but not visible on the aerial photographs.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25th November 2015.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RS 4100-4101 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RP 3099-3100 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/113 V 5012-5013 30-AUG-1948 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1153/PSFO-0055 31-JAN-1946 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S5> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1153/PSFO-0056 31-JAN-1946 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S6> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1167/PSFO-0029 07-FEB-1946 (EHA Original Print).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2016 12:34PM

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