MMO1367 - World War Two barbed wire obstruction at Porlock Weir (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
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]
- <1> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8647/9 (MSO31206/018) (27 June 1941).
- <2> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4021 (11 June 1946).
- <3> SMO7541 Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8648 4786 (111m by 88m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1453584 (Original Monarch entry: 1453584)
- 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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