Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 27December 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
27/12/1940 20.18 Hockley 1 – H.E. exploded at junction of Greensword Lane
and Lower Road. No damage or casualties.
27/12/1940 20.30 Little Warley 1 – H.E. exploded at entrance of Codham Hall
Lane. The lane is partly blocked by debris. No casualties. (Lane open 29.12.40).
27/12/1940 20.40 South Weald Windows broken at The Chequers P.H. by mine
exploding at Navestock.
27/12/1940 20.40 Barling 2 – H.Es exploded, 1 at Shoulderstick Hall and 1 at
& Sutton Beauchamps Farm house. Damage to property. Aeroplane trip wires down. No casualties.
27/12/1940 21.00 Little Warley I.Bs (about 100) burnt out at junction of Hall Lane
and Arterial Road. Slight damage to property And about 1 ton of hay destroyed in a stack. No casualties.
27/12/1940 21.00 Hockley 1 – I.B. burnt out in a ditch at Marylands Wood.
No damage or casualties.
27/12/1940 21.00 Great 9 – H.Es exploded in line 100 yards North West of
Burstead Barleylands Sewerage Works. No damage or casualties.
27/12/1940 21.01 Billericay I.Bs (a number) burnt out in fields 400 yards West
of Barleylands House. No damage or casualties.
27/12/1940 21.12 Buttsbury 1 Parachute mine exploded 200 yards South East
of Shoulder Hall. Slight damage to Shoulder Hall. No casualties.
27/12/1940 21.13 Billericay 1 Parachute mine exploded 50 yards North of
“Stricklands” Buckwyns Estate. Damage to 8 houses. No casualties.
27/12/1940 Night South 1 – Parachute mine unexploded in garden of
Fambridge “Greenways” Fambridge Road. Tail cap found 1/2 mile from River. Fambridge Road closed. (Rendered safe by Admiralty 29.12.40) Road open ( Rest of entry missing on original).
27/12/1940 21.40 Canewdon 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 30 yards West
of Lion House. No damage or casualties.
27/12/1940 Ashingdon 1 – Parachute mine unexploded on Marshes 400
yards South of Ashingdon School (Rendered harmless by Admiralty 29.12.40).