MEM24900 - World War Two observation post south of Tank Circuit B (Monument)

Summary

A possible Second World War observation post was visible during field investigation, defined by a large circular mound with a diameter of 23 metres.

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Full Description

A large amorphous mound lies to the south of the tank firing circuit on Selworthy Beacon at SS 9195 4803. It was recorded using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The mound is 23 by 18 by 1.2 metres high. It is probably a mound of rubble resulting from the demolition of structures associated with the tank training circuit. [1] A possible Second World War observation post was visible during field investigation. The post is defined by a large circular mound measuring up to 1.2 metres high with a diameter of 23 metres. The mound is clearly visible on aerial photographs and is thought to be associated with the adjacent tank training circuit (MSO8107) and would have been used as part of the wider tank training activities in the area recorded as MMO627. [2-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS-79013 162-163.
  • <4>XY Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #46814 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132603, Extant 12 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9195 4802 (41m by 41m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW156
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132603
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35870

Record last edited

May 12 2022 11:44AM

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