Monument record MCC4987 - Wormingford WWII Airfield - No.2 Dispersed Site, Fordham
|Grid reference||Centred TL 9318 2970 (216m by 171m)|
|Civil Parish||FORDHAM, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
1996: No.2 dispersed site associated with the WWII airfield; possible buildings still extant.<1><2> Aerial photos <3> <4>.
March 2006: An Air Ministry Plan of Wormingford Airfield and its Dispersed Sites dated May 1945, shows Dispersed Site No. 2 as having 44 buildings and other structures.<5>
This site 200 yards to the E of Fordham Road, is now an open field. Aerial photographs from May 1946 show that in addition to the 44 structures listed there were at least two Stanton shelters, both of which still survive. Also, there were two blast shelters (see SMR 16679/MCC4994) again which still survive. These appear to be the only extant structures.<6>
Two photos taken of site.<7>
See also <8> & <9>.
- <1> SEX59887 DESC TEXT: Bowyer, Michael J. 1979. Action Stations: Military Airfields of East Anglia Vol.1.
- <2> SEX59861 DESC TEXT: Thorpe, Simon. 1996. Military Airfields in Essex during WWII.
- <3> SEX60854 AP: unknown. 1944. US-7PH-GP-LOC186-5045.
- <4> SEX60855 AP: Essex County Council. 1990. 30-4703, 30-4704, 30-4705.
- <5> SEX67609 Map: Air Ministry. 1945. Wormingford Record Site Plan. May 1945.
- <6> SEX62968 DESC TEXT: Innes, G. 1995. British airfield buildings of the Second World War. photo pp 96-97.
- <7> SEX67611 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2006. Wormingford Airfield - No 2 Dispersed Site. 2 frames, March 2006.
- <8> SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.
- <9> SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 2. Volume 2.
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Record last edited
Jun 16 2020 2:52PM