Monument record MCC4995 - Wormingford WWII Airfield - No.6 Dispersed Site, Fordham
|Grid reference||Centred TL 9351 2997 (190m by 174m)|
|Civil Parish||FORDHAM, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
1996: No.6 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. 6 as having 37 buildings and other structures.<5>
This site, 300 yards E. of Fordham Road, is now a wood. Aerial photographs from May 1946 show that in addition to the 37 listed there were a number of other structures. Namely, three Stanton shelters, all of which still survive, and two blast shelters (see SMR 16679/MCC4994) one of which still survives.<6>
Three 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> SEX67614 Photograph: Nash, Fred. 2006. Wormingford WWII Airfield – No 6 Dispersed Site. 3 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 SCC74374 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 SCC74375 Unpublished document: Nash, Fred. 2007.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 3:36PM