Monument record STN 148 - Possible Second World War military huts
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8125 8774 (157m by 66m)|
|Civil Parish||SANTON DOWNHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
July 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A group of huts visible as structures on 1940s aerial photographs of Santon Downham (S1)-(S3) may relate to a military presence in the area. Immediately to their east, pale, roughly square and circular marks, visible in 1945, could mark the former presence of tents. Air raid shelters, and possibly other military or civil defence activity, has been recorded in the vicinity (SHER STN 141), but it is also possible that the huts relate to agricultural activity, or to forestry. The huts were removed by November 1955 (S4). The area of both the huts and the possible tent marks has been mapped by extent.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19th July 2017.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. US/7GR/LOC348 FS 2201 27-MAY-1944 (HEA Laser Copy).
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/LA/227 FP 1129-30 17-APR-1945 (HEA Original Print).
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/59 V 5152-5153 05-FEB-1946 (HEA Original Print).
- <S4> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/540/1733 V 0037-0038 01-NOV-1955 (HEA Original Print).
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Record last edited
Mar 4 2019 10:38AM