Place Names for where the V2’s Exploded

 
Place NameNumber of V2's
1119
10 mls. Off Gt. Yarmouth, at sea1
12 mls. S.E. Of Clacton1
20 mls. N. Of North Foreland1
Abbess Roding1
Acle, Norfolk1
All Hallows1
Althorne3
Ardleigh Green1
Ashingdon1
Aveley1
Aylesford2
Banstead2
Barking20
Barley1
Barling2
Barnes3
Barnet1
Basildon3
Battersea2
Battlesbridge1
Bayfordbury1
Beauchamp Roding1
Beazley End1
Beckenham5
Beeston St. Lawrence1
Benenden1
Bengeo1
Berden1
Bermondsey7
Berners Roding1
Bethnal Green2
Bexley11
Bidborough1
Billericay5
Bishops Stortford1
Blackmore2
Blackwater Estuary1
Bobbingworth1
Boreham2
Bowers Gifford3
Bradwell5
Bradwell-on-Sea1
Bramerton1
Braughing1
Braxted Park1
Brentwood4
Brickendon1
Brightlinsea2
Broadoak End1
Bromley6
Brook1
Broomfield1
Broxbourne1
Bulls Green1
Bulpham1
Bulphan Fen1
Bungay, Suffolk1
Burnham-on-Crouch3
Burwash1
Buttsbury2
Camberwell9
Canewdon7
Cantley1
Canvey Island8
Chelmsford3
Chelsea1
Chertsey1
Cheshunt7
Chiddingstone1
Chigwell9
Childerditch1
Chingford12
Chislehurst19
Chislet1
Chiswick1
City1
Clacton1
Cliffe-at-Hoo1
Clothall1
Cock Clarks2
Coltishall, Norfolk1
Corringham4
Coulsdon1
Cranham4
Crayford5
Creeksea1
Crostwick1
Croydon4
Dagenham16
Damgate, Norfolk1
Darenth3
Dartford6
Datchworth1
Datchworth Green1
Dengie3
Denton1
Depden1
Deptford10
Doddinghurst2
Downham1
Duck Island1
Dunton2
Ealing1
East Barnet1
East Ham14
East Horndon1
East of Bradwell1
Eastwood1
Edmonton9
Egham1
Elstree2
Enfield9
Epping5
Epping Upland2
Erith19
Esher1
Essendon2
Eynesford2
Fairstead1
Farningham1
Finchley1
Finsbury1
Fobbing1
Forest Row1
Foulness1
Foulness Island5
Friern Barnet1
Frinton & Walton1
Fulbourne1
Garston Park1
Gipping1
Gravesend2
Grays Hill1
Grays Thurrock1
Grayshott1
Great Amwell1
Great Parndon1
Great Totham1
Great Wakering2
Great Warley2
Great Witchingham1
Greenwich20
Gt. Baddow1
Gt. Parndon1
Gt. Saling1
Gt. Totham1
Gt. Warley3
Hackney10
Haddiscoe1
Halstead1
Hammersmith1
Hampstead3
Harlow1
Harold Wood1
Harrow4
Harwich (in harbour)1
Hatfield2
Hatfield Broad Oak1
Hatfield Heath1
Havering-atte-Bower5
Havingore Island1
Hayes2
Hellesdon1
Hemsby, Norfolk1
Hendon2
Henlow1
Herongate1
Hertingfordbury1
Heston2
High Halstow1
High Laver1
High Ongar3
Hockley1
Hockley, Essex1
Hoddesdon1
Holborn1
Hopton1
Hornchurch10
Horndon1
Horndon-on-the- Hill2
Hornsey4
Horoldwood1
Horton Kirby1
Hoxne, Suffolk1
Hutton3
Hutton Park1
Hydemarsh1
Ightham2
Ilford37
In River Blackwater1
In sea 20 mls. E. Of Harwich.1
In sea 20 mls. N. Of Yarmouth.1
In sea near Clacton1
In sea nr. Clacton1
In sea nr. Frinton1
In sea nr. Orford1
In sea off Yarmouth1
Ingatestone1
Ingrave1
Ingworth1
Islington8
Iver1
Kelvedon Hatch2
Kensington1
Kingston1
Kirby-le-Soken1
Laindon5
Lambeth3
Lambourne End2
Langdon Hills3
Latchingdon3
Layham1
Leatherhead1
Leigh Marshes1
Lewisham12
Leyton12
Linford1
Little Baddow1
Little Berkhamstead1
Little Hallingbury1
Little Leighs1
Little Plumstead1
Little Saling1
Little Thurrock1
Little Waltham1
Little Warley3
Luton1
Lynsted1
Magdalen Laver1
Maldon1
Marden1
Marden Ash1
Mayland3
Monks Green1
Monkton1
Mountnessing4
Much Hadham1
Mundon3
Navestock8
Nazeing3
Nettleswell1
Nevendon2
Newhall Green1
Newton St. Faith, Norfolk1
Noak Hill4
North Fambridge1
North Fambridge, Essex1
North Ockendon1
North Sea1
North Stifford2
North Weald2
Northaw3
Northfleet1
North-West of Cromer1
Nr. Queenborough1
Nutfield1
Nuthampstead1
Off Bradwell4
Off Clacton15
Off East Anglian Coast1
Off Folkestone1
Off Foulness9
Off Herne Bay1
off N. Foreland1
Off Orfordness2
Off Palling1
Off Shoeburyness3
Off Southend4
Off Southwold1
Orpington14
Orsett1
Oxted1
Paglesham2
Paglesham, Essex1
Parndon Wood, Epping1
Peasenhall1
Penshurst2
Pitsea3
Platt1
Playford1
Poplar9
Poslingford1
Possible incident in sea.1
Potters Bar1
Purfleet2
Purleigh2
Rainham10
Ramsden1
Ramsden Heath3
Ramsholt1
Ranworth, Norfolk1
Raveningham1
Rawreth7
Rayleigh3
Rettenden4
River Blackwater1
Riverhead1
Rochester1
Rockland St. Mary2
Romford11
Romford, Essex1
Rotherfield, Sussex1
Ruislip1
Runwell1
Rush Green1
Rushmere St. Andrew1
S. Ockendon1
S. Of Clacton1
S.E. Of Yarmouth1
Sandon2
Sevenoaks3
Shalford1
Sheering2
Shenfield4
Sheppey1
Shoreditch2
Shoreham1
Shorne Marshes1
Shotesham1
Shotgate2
South Benfleet1
South Green2
South Hanningfield1
South Hornchurch1
South Ockendon3
South of Clacton2
Southborough1
South-East of Clacton1
Southend1
Southgate4
Southminster4
Southwark3
Spixworth1
St, Mary at Hoo1
St. Marylebone3
St. Mary's Hoo1
St. Pancras2
St. Stambridge1
Staines1
Stanford Rivers3
Stanford-le-Hope1
Stansgate Abbey1
Stanstead1
Stapleford1
Stapleford Tawney2
Stapleford Tawny1
Steeple1
Stepney8
Stoke2
Stoke Common1
Stoke Newington2
Stone1
Stow Maries2
Stowupland1
Studham1
Sunbury1
Sundridge1
Surlingham1
Sutton-at-Hone3
Swanley1
Swanscombe2
Takeley1
Taverham1
Thames Estuary2
Thames Estuary 8 miles N.E of Rochester1
Thames Haven2
Theydon Bois3
Theydon Garnon3
Theydon Mount1
Thorndon Park1
Thorpe, nr. Norwich1
Thorpe-le-Soken2
Thurrock1
Tilbury1
Tillingham4
Tillingham Marshes1
Tiptree1
Titsey1
Tolleshunt D'Arcy1
Tonbridge1
Toot Hill2
Tottenham3
Trimley1
Tunstall1
Twickenham1
Two explosions reported at sea off Norfolk coast may have been Big Ben Incidents.2
Upminster4
Uxbridge1
Walkern1
Wallasea Island1
Waltham Holy Cross16
Walthamstow18
Wandsworth6
Wanstead15
Wargrave1
Warley1
Warley Hill1
Watton-at-Stone2
Weeley1
Welbourne1
Wembley1
Wennington2
West Halstead1
West Ham27
West Hanningfield2
West Row1
West Thurrock1
West Tilbury1
Westerham1
Westmill1
Westminster1
Whitstable1
Whittingham, Norfolk1
Wickford5
Willesden4
Willingale1
Willingale Doe1
Willingdon, near Eastbourne1
Wilmington1
Woking1
Wood Green2
Woodham Ferrers5
Woodham Mortimer1
Woolwich34
Writtle5
Yalding1
Yiewsley1
List of places and the total number of times those places are recorded in document HO 192/728 titled “Big Ben”: Enemy long range rockets: list of incidents, September 1944 to March 1945 held at The National Archives.
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  6 Responses to “Place Names for where the V2’s Exploded”

  1. Where might I find information regarding the V2 aiming point or target in London? One source mentions Southwark Bridge Road. Why there? One possibility is that that area is equidistant from midspan of Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge
    . Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks-Ray Brown-Seattle.

  2. Hi I was blown up by a V2 rocket 13/02/45 I was a child at the time and I lost the calve of my left leg and was lucky to have kept my leg at all, I was hospitalised for a year over this incident, my mother who was pregnant at the time was found in the wreckage of our home under a lighted gas cooker, the rocket fell in our back garden and was between David Drive and Court Avenue Harold Wood Essex
    12 people were killed and 36 were seriously injured.

    • Hi Roy, I saw your note about the V2 attack. My grandparents lived in Court Avenue at the time and their back garden was one of the gardens where the V2 exploded they also knew your mum. The reason I know this is my grandmother (Anne Smith) used to retell me the story as a youngster of what happened on that day, what happened to your mum and the sadness of it all. It was an event that stuck with her for the rest of her life. She told me that at the time of the explosion she was away and when she returned she found her living room curtains on the railings of the school in Church Road. I would like if possible to speak to you about the event as I am now compiling a family history for my children and would like to hear a different retelling of the event by someone else. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks. Matthew Hall

  3. In 1953-4 I lived in Grays Thurrock. One day a school mate pointed out what I recognised from our encyclopedia at home as the combustion chamber of a V2 rocket. It was on the ground on the East side of Hogg Lane about 50 yards south of the junction with Lenthall Avenue.

    • PS I see that your official map shows a strike perhaps about 800 yards due East of the above. Is there a mistake? Perhaps the debris was moved to the (waste ground) I mentioned near Hogg Lane – unlikely as combustion chamber may have been high quality steel useful in our war effort

  4. If anyone is interested in photographs of the aftermath of these attacks, it is worth looking at the Newham Story site…

    http://www.newhamstory.com/taxonomy/term/1426?page=6

    This has pictures of most of the attacks in this area of Stratford. The St Stephens Road V2 buried my father and his father (Dads mother, Grand mother, 2 sisters and Niece died in this attack). They were found (by an Alsatian Dog) after 2 days. So they are still buried under the rubble when these pictures were taken the morning after it landed!

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