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RAF WOODHALL SPA



Reference Name MLI43397

Name:
RAF WOODHALL SPA

Summary:
RAF WOODHALL SPA

Location:
KIRKSTEAD, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
TATTERSHALL THORPE, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 43397
AIRFIELD OPENED FEB 1942 , CLOSED C.1965 . {2} 1 OR 2 OF THE PICKETT - HAMILTON FORTS (A TYPE OF PILL BOX) SURVIVE. {1}
DURING THE MONITORING OF TOPSOIL STRIPPING AT TATTERSHALL QUARRY FEATURES RELATED TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR AIRFIELD WERE IDENTIFIED. THESE INCLUDED DRAINS, CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS AND SHALLOW PITS. THESE PITS WERE PROBABLY DESIGNED TO HOLD FLAMMABLE MATERIAL WHICH WOULD BE IGNITED TO DEFINE PART OF THE AIRFIELD IN POOR VISIBILITY. {3}{4}
A WATCHING BRIEF OF TOPSOIL STRIPPING OF PHASE 2-3 OF THE TATTERSHALL QUARRY EXTENSION UNCOVERED EVIDENCE OF EXTENSIVE DRAINAGE PROGRAMMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE AIRBASE. {5}{6}
A watching brief carried out during topsoil stripping on Tattershall Thorpe quarry extension (phases 3-5) revealed further evidence of extensive drainage programmes associated with agricultural use of the land and the airbase. {7}{8}
A watching brief carried out during topsoil removal on Tattershall Thorpe quarry extension phases 4, 5 and 7 revealed evidence of drainage ditches and pits associated with airfield fencing or apparatus.{9}{10}
During trial trenching/monitoring of topsoil stripping, several brick outbuildings and walls associated with the airfield were recorded, along with drainage ditches.{11}{12}
Various magnetic anomalies related to Second World War features associated with the airfield were noted during a geophysical survey of land at North Road Farm (TF 2230 6020). {13}
Five modern features were observed during trial trenching associated with a quarry extension to the south-east (TF 2230 6020). These features contained a high percentage of building material, including asbestos, and are probably remnants of demolished Second World War structures associated with the airfield. {14}{15}

Sources:
1 Unpublished document: Osborne, Dr Mike. 1999. Defence of Britain Gazetteer. -
2 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. -
3 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1996. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping, Phase 1b of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. TQA96
4 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1996. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping, Phase 1b of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. LCNCC 154.96
5 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1997. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping Phase 2-3 of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. TQB97
6 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1997. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping Phase 2-3 of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. LCNCC 205.97
7 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Mar 2000. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Topsoil Removal, Phases 3-5. TQC99
8 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1999. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Topsoil Removal, Phases 3-5. LCNCC 72.99
9 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Feb 2001. Tattershall Thorpe quarry extension-topsoil removal phases 4, 5 and 7. TQD00
10 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Feb 2001. Tattershall Thorpe quarry extension-topsoil removal phases 4, 5 and 7. LCNCC 2001.46
11 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. July 2001. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Phase 6. TQE01
12 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. July 2001. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Phase 6. LCNCC 2001.177
13 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2005. Proposed Quarry Extension Site, Tattershall Thorpe. -
14 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2005. North Road Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Evaluation. TNRF05
15 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2005. North Road Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Evaluation. LCNCC 2005.238

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
3 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1996. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping, Phase 1b of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. TQA96
5 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1997. Land at New Park Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Monitoring of Topsoil Stripping Phase 2-3 of the Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension. TQB97
7 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Mar 2000. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Topsoil Removal, Phases 3-5. TQC99
9 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Feb 2001. Tattershall Thorpe quarry extension-topsoil removal phases 4, 5 and 7. TQD00
11 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. July 2001. Tattershall Thorpe Quarry Extension, Phase 6. TQE01
13 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2005. Proposed Quarry Extension Site, Tattershall Thorpe. -
14 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2005. North Road Farm, Tattershall Thorpe: Archaeological Evaluation. TNRF05

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