MMO1696 - Possible Target, Brendon Common (Monument)

Summary

A low square structure, approximately 5 metres square, can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. It was probably associated with the Second World War firing range which operated on Brendon Common.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 76234522, 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)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/9526 077-078 12-MAR-1995.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4074-5 11-APR-1947.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7623 4522 (7m by 7m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461089

Record last edited

Jun 19 2012 8:50AM

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