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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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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461436, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

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

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW69
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461436

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 5:48PM

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