TM2989 : Old concreted road

taken 3 years ago, near to Denton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Old concreted road
Old concreted road
This old concreted track forms a loop beside which overgrown hardstandings can still be seen. The track and hardstandings date from WW2 when a large area in the vicinity of Earsham Hall was used as a bomb store by the United States Army Air Force, known as the Earsham Forward Ammunition Depot, Station 545. Bombs were stored in a number of woods and also beside several of the roads in the area, including Hall Road, Denton Road, Pheasants Walk, Five Acre Lane, Long Gate Lane, Hogg Lane and this loop. Earsham Hall was the headquarters and the camp was situated in the grounds. Bombs were brought there by railway > Link and then transported on lorries to airfields all over East Anglia.

Two storage areas are documented to have been located alongside Denton Road, one on a grass verge on the southern edge of Earsham Park and another area of similar size was situated a short distance further east near where Hogg Lane emerges on Denton Road. HE (high explosive) ammunition was stored beside the road near Whitehouse Farm and there was also a hardstanding for the storage of incendiaries. For more information go to > Link.
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TM2989, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2945 8997 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.5665N 1:22.5567E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2948 8998
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