Monument record MCC4994 - Wormingford WWII Airfield - No.3 Dispersed Site, Fordham
|Grid reference||Centred TL 9349 2975 (143m by 269m)|
|Civil Parish||FORDHAM, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
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>.
- <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. photograph pp 96 - 97.
- <7> SEX67613 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2006. Wormingford WWII Airfield – No 3 Dispersed Site. 4 frames, Mar 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 SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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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Jun 16 2020 3:36PM