MMO1752 - World War Two impact craters south of Great Hangman Cairn (Monument)

Summary

A series of possible craters are visible on aerial photographs and likely to be related to the Second World War military activity in this area.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A series of possible craters are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Great Hangman Cairn. Centred at SS 6018 4769, up to thirty small craters are visible, none measuring more than 3 metres in diameter. They are mostly aligned approximately east to west, in groups of three or four and uniform in size and depth. These craters are likely to be impact craters related to the Second World War military activity in this area (see MDE8963), particularly at Holdstone Down, 1.5 kilometres to the east, where a number of mortar positions are known to have been situated. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3178-79 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6018 4770 (212m by 118m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW69
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461436

Record last edited

Jul 23 2018 3:40PM

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