MEM22720 - World War Two accommodation huts to rear of Porlock Tannery (Monument)

Summary

During the Second World War, the American Army built huts for extra accommodation in the field behind the tannery. They were demolished in 1945, immediately after the end of hostilities in Europe.

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Full Description

During the Second World War, the American Army built huts for extra accommodation in the field behind the tannery. They were demolished in 1945, immediately after the end of hostilities in Europe. [1] The barracks were mapped from historic aerial photographs. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. 23.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8856 4684 (38m by 41m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM

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