Monument record MCC4994 - Wormingford WWII Airfield - No.3 Dispersed Site, Fordham


Ancillary site associated with the WWII airfield.


Grid reference Centred TL 9349 2975 (143m by 269m)
Map sheet TL92NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1996: No.3 dispersed site associated with the WWII airfield; no longer 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. 3 as having 45 buildings and other structures.<5>

This site, 400 yards E. of Fordham road, is now a wood, mainly of fir trees. Aerial photographs from May 1946 show that in addition to the 45 structures listed there were three Stanton shelters, all of which still survive. Also, there were two open-topped blast shelters which still survive. These take the form of upright brick walling. 6’ high, enclosing four “rooms”. Earth is heaped up to the outer walls. Sloping-walled entrances allow access from two sides.<6>

Four photos taken of site.<7>

See also <8> & <9>.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Bowyer, Michael J. 1979. Action Stations: Military Airfields of East Anglia Vol.1.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Thorpe, Simon. 1996. Military Airfields in Essex during WWII.
  • <3> AP: unknown. 1944. US-7PH-GP-LOC186-5045.
  • <4> AP: Essex County Council. 1990. 30-4703, 30-4704, 30-4705.
  • <5> Map: Air Ministry. 1945. Wormingford Record Site Plan. May 1945.
  • <6> DESC TEXT: Innes, G. 1995. British airfield buildings of the Second World War. photograph pp 96 - 97.
  • <7> Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2006. Wormingford WWII Airfield – No 3 Dispersed Site. 4 frames, Mar 2006.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 1. Volume 1.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007. SURVEY OF WORLD WAR TWO DEFENCES IN THE BOROUGH OF COLCHESTER. VOLUME 2. Volume 2.

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Jun 16 2020 3:36PM

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