TF6304 : Remains of a hardstanding beside New Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Bexwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

Remains of a hardstanding beside New Road
Remains of a hardstanding beside New Road
New Road used to link the villages of Crimplesham and Wimbotsham. It was closed during the war because it traversed the northern part of the airfield, but opened to the public again after the war. It now seems to be closed for traffic for good, serving as a public footpath linking Bexwell Road (A1122) with the A10 road further to the north-west.
RAF Downham Market

The airfield was opened in mid-1942 as a satellite station for RAF Marham. It had three concrete runways which in the late 1970s were lifted and crushed for aggregate, to be used in the construction of the Downham Market by-pass, the A10 road. Only a tiny fragment remains in place today.

The station was home to No. 635 Squadron which formed part of the Pathfinder Force, flying the lead aircraft to mark bombing targets for the following formations. A memorial to two squadron members who were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross can be found on the green adjoining St Mary's church in Bexwell.

A number of buildings on the former Technical site have survived at what is now the Bexwell Business Park, and a former Mess building can be found on the Stonecross Industrial Estate. See also: Link

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TF6304, 31 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6320 0431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.7228N 0:24.5368E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6323 0431
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 63 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register