MDE20783 - Possible World War Two remains on Great Black Hill (Monument)


A round mound was noted on aerial photographs and thought to be a Bronze Age barrow; however, this was not visible during field investigation. It is possible the feature may relate to World War Two military activity.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of two round mounds on Great Black Hill. Barrows? The feature appears well on aerial photographs dating to 1947. [1,2] Nothing was visible at the National Grid Reference cited. However, in the vicinity are slight mounds and other surface disturbance associated with World War Two military activity (see MSO7776). [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.3042 (April 1947.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7845b. [Mapped feature: #46895 SS7845b]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 25 November 1993.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1002155, Extant 6 December 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18134
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/556
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11950
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE48
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1002155



Grid reference Centred SS 7896 4573 (22m by 23m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2021 10:08PM


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