Monument record MCC4884 - Birch WWII Airfield - Dispersed Site No. 5, Messing-cum-Inworth


Dispersed site associated with WW2 airfield; no longer extant.


Grid reference Centred TL 9029 1898 (417m by 66m)
Map sheet TL91NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1996: Dispersed site associated with WW2 airfield; no longer extant.<1><2>

Aerial photographs.<3><4>

May 2006: An Air Ministry plan of Birch Airfield and its Dispersed Sites, dated November 1944, shows Dispersed Site No 5 as comprising 31 buildings and other structures. The site is now an open field with nothing surviving.<5>

See also <6>.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Freeman, R. 1978. Airfields of the Eighth. p.261, p.301.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Thorpe, Simon. 1996. Military Airfields in Essex during WWII.
  • <3> AP: unknown. 1960. Birch WW2 airfield - dispersed sites.
  • <4> AP: unknown. 1990. Birch WW2 Airfield Dispersed sites.
  • <5> Map: Air Ministry. 1944. Birch Airfield Record Site Plan. Dispersed Sites nos. 2-14.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 15 2020 10:07AM

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