MMO1492 - World War Two mound associated with tank training activities on North Hill (Monument)

Summary

A possible World War Two mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photography, defined by a linear bank measuring 27 metres long by 5 metres wide and is orientated roughly east to west. It may have been an observation post.

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Full Description

A possible Second World War mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photography. The mound is centred at SS 9302 4843 and is defined by a linear bank which measures 27 metres long by 5 metres wide and is orientated roughly east to west. The function of the mound is unclear but its proximity to the Second World target railway (MSO7665) may suggest a possible observation post and is likely to be associated with the tank training activities (MSO7616). The linear mound was still extant on aerial photographs taken in 1979. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 162-163 (17 April 1979).
  • <3> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9302 4843 (40m by 20m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW191
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1455037

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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