MMO1696 - Possible World War Two target on Brendon Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A low square structure, possibly constructed from concrete and approximately 5 metres square, can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 7623 4522, Brendon parish. It was probably associated with the Second World War firing range and weapons testing facility which operated over much of Exmoor, including Brendon Common (see MSO7776), and may have acted as a firing range target. It remains visible on aerial photographs of 1995, although appears to be in poor condition. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4074-5 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/9526 077-078 (12 March 1995).
- <3>XY SMO7551 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168. [Mapped feature: #33028 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461089, Extant 7 December 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7623 4522 (7m by 7m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1461089 (Pastscape entry: 1461089)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE82
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461089
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Dec 7 2021 3:59PM
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