MMO1367 - World War Two barbed wire obstruction at Porlock Weir (Monument)

Summary

A Second World War linear barbed wire obstruction, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941. It was no longer visible in 1946.

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SS 8650 4786 A Second World War linear barbed wire obstruction, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941. Located southeast of Porlock Weir dock, the 1.6 metres wide barbed wire rolls are supported by posts. The wire obstruction extends about 12.5 metres north-east to south-west from the quay wall on the beachfront, turns northwest to south-east along the beach for 128 metres terminating at the southeast end of Gibraltar cottages, creating a secure area behind which is a hardened linear coastal defence fieldwork and an earthwork slit trench. The structure was no longer visible in 1946. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8647/9 (MSO31206/018) (27 June 1941).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4021 (11 June 1946).
  • <3> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8648 4786 (111m by 88m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1453584
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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