Monument record ORF 075 - A World War one motor transport shed

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A World War one motor transport shed


Grid reference Centred TM 43899 49063 (19m by 20m)
Map sheet TM44NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A structure of First World War date is visible on aerial photographs of 1940s onwards, centred on circa TM43894906 on King's Marshes, Orfordness, Orford parish. The structure has been identified by Angus Wainwright, the archaeologist of the National Trust who now own the Ness, as a First World War motor transport shed, associated with the early experimental air base. The building probably continued in regular use throughout the Second World War (see ORF 021). (S1-S4). Structure No. B5, 1914-15: Heavy Workshop (S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S/656 79-80 06-OCT-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF BR289 4-5 07-JAN-1942.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4373-4 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Angus Wainwright. Angus Wainwright, Verbal Communication. Verbal communication, March 2003.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Cocroft, W. and Alexander, M.. 2009. Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Orford Ness, Suffolk Cold War Research & Development Site Survey Report. 10-2009. Structure No. B5.

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Record last edited

Jun 28 2016 4:59PM

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