MMO1128 - World War II searchlight south of Beverton Pond (Monument)

Summary

A World War II searchlight or anti-aircraft battery, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The complex comprises four circular emplacements and two rectangular hard standings.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A World War II searchlight or anti-aircraft battery was seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. The battery consists of one large circular emplacement at ST 0168 3387 measuring 10m in diameter and three other circular emplacements ranging in size from 5m to 8m grouped at ST 0172 3392. Two associated rectangular hard standings are situated at ST 0175 3396. All three groups of features are linked by a narrow ditch. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. 106G/UK/1655 4284-4285 11-JUL-1946.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0171 3392 (136m by 123m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9055
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW58
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1165005

Record last edited

Jan 3 2018 9:40AM

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