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MSO8389 - Haddon Camp, World War II, Haddon Hill

ENPHER Number:MSO8389
Name:Haddon Camp, World War II, Haddon Hill
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 9856 2846
Parish:SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
UPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Summary

The remains of a World War II camp are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1952, comprising numerous building foundations and roads. The site is now covered by Britannia's Shield Plantation.

Summary from record MMO1012:
The remains of a large World War II camp are visible on aerial photographs. The foundations and hard standings for numerous buildings and paths and roads extend over an area measuring 900m by 600m. There is also a large group of buildings outside the east end of the main camp . A possible battery and buildings are visible to the north of the road along the northern perimeter of the camp. The site of the main area of the camp is now exactly covered by an ornamental tree plantation (described in SS 92 NE 22)

Monument Types

  • MILITARY CAMP (AD 20th Century - 1939 AD to 1945 AD? (Unclassified))

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

The remains of a very large World War II camp are visible on aerial photographs. The foundations and hard standings for numerous buildings, paths and roads extend over an area measuring 900 metres by 600 metres, centred at SS 9850 2845. A large group of buildings outside the east end of the camp are centred at SS 9810 2846. A possible battery and buildings are visible to the north of the road along the perimeter of the camp, and are centred at SS 9795 2859, SS 9809 2862, SS 9825 2863 and SS 9840 2864. The site of the main area of the camp is now exactly covered by an ornamental tree plantation (MSO8380). [1-3]

American soldiers were stationed at the Haddon Camp from March to June 1944. [4]


<1> Royal Air Force, 1946 -1948, Vertical Aerial Photography, RAF 106G/UK/1655 4433-4. 11/07/1946 (Aerial photograph). SEM6707.


<2> Vertical Aerial Photograph, RAF 540/860 4168-9. 02/09/1952 (Aerial photograph). SMO4068.


<3> RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE (Collection). SMO6671.


<4> Dulverton and District Civic Society, 2002, The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge, P.109 (Monograph). SEM7523.

Other References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1012
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE61
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133866
Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2015 5:26PM

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