MMO1490 - World War Two slit trench at Selworthy Beacon (Monument)

Summary

A possible slit trench dating from the Second World War is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1979. The trench measures about 13 metres long by 1.5 metres wide and orientated east to west.

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Full Description

A possible Second World War slit trench is visible on aerial photograph. The trench is centred at SS 9184 4788 and measures about 13 metres long by 1.5 metres wide and is orientated east to west. The trench is likely to be associated with the military activities carried out during the Second World War and recorded as MMO627. The trench was still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1979. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3016-3017 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS-79013 161-162 (17 April 1979).
  • <3>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #46840 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9184 4788 (34m by 34m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW189
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1455029

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 1:48PM

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