Monument record CHF 031 - Second World War bomb craters.

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Second World War bomb craters are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, to the south-west of Barnes' Carr, now within the area of Tunstall Forest, Chillesford parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 39919 53204 (57m by 176m)
Map sheet TM35SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bomb craters of World War II date are visible on aerial photographs of 1943 onwards, as earthworks situated to the south-west of Barnes' Carr at circa TM39925315, within what is now the area of Tunstall Forest (S1). Two small craters of about 6.5m diameter are visible at circa TM39925315 and TM3994532 on 1943 photographs. A third, larger crater of circa 15m diameter can be seen at circa TM39905328 on 1945 photographs (S2).

November 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The extent of the site has been extended to include locations of additional bomb craters are visible on (S3).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25th November 2015.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/GP/LOC132 5040-1 30-DEC-1943.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3178-9 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RP 3178-3179 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2016 10:29AM

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