MMO1491 - World War Two target area on North Hill (Monument)

Summary

Five small circular mounds spaced in a line are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1970. They are thought to represent a Second World War target area.

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Full Description

A possible Second World War target area is visible as earthworks on aerial photography. The targets are centred at SS 9449 4765 and defined by five small circular mounds. The mounds measure about 2 metres in diameter and are spaced between 10 metres and 20 metres apart along a line 83 metres in length and orientated northwest to southeast. The possible targets are adjacent to a Second World War slit trench and possible mortar position (recorded as MSO7601 and MMO629 respectively) and are therefore likely to be associated with tank training activities recorded as MSO7616. The target mounds were levelled on aerial photographs taken in 1979. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3010-3011 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70066 029-030 (3 May 1970).
  • <3>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #35154 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9449 4765 (83m by 29m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW190
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1455033

Record last edited

Mar 2 2021 2:12PM

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