MMO1495 - World War Two bomb craters on Bossington Hill (Monument)

Summary

Sixteen bomb craters are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. They cover an area that measures 100 metres by 50 metres and are likely to be associated with tank training activities.

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Full Description

A group of Second World War bomb craters are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. There are sixteen craters which measure about 3.5 metres in diameter and cover an area that measures 100 metres by 50 metres which is centred at SS 9063 4847. The craters are likely to be associated with the tank training activities (MSO7616) during the Second World War and are adjacent to the target railway. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4013-4014 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 9048/18 (18282/03) (10 February 1999).
  • <3>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #35158 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9062 4846 (104m by 112m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW194
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1455044

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 1:34PM

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