MEM25192 - World War Two Nissen huts on Bossington Hill (Monument)

Summary

The site of Nissen huts is now represented by two hut bases. Their exact location is not known.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9109 4780. A site of Nissen huts that were constructed during World War Two. All that remains of this site are two hut bases. The site is located on Bossington Hill close to a military training site and are probably associated with it. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2] Their exact location is not provided; however, photographs taken by the RAF in 1946-8 suggest they may have been based to the south of Training Circuit C (MSO8108), at the end of Hill Road (MSO7609). A car park is shown here on the 2022 MasterMap data. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Digital archive: Council for British Archaeology. 2002. Defence of Britain. DEB01.
  • <2>XY Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1411353, Added 12 May 2022. [Mapped feature: #47957 ]
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 12 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9110 4780 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • DoB Anti Invasion Database UID: 71
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW197
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1411353

Record last edited

May 12 2022 12:59PM

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