MMO1819 - Possible World War Two anti glider obstructions on Martinhoe Common (Monument)


A pair of parallel banks that are visible on aerial photographs may be part of a World War Two defence system, such as anti glider obstructions. They were no longer evident on the ground during field investigation in 1993.

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A pair of approximately parallel banks, visible on aerial photographs, on the southeastern slope of Martinhoe Common have been interpreted as part of a Second World War defence system such as anti glider obstructions. Centred at SS 6768 4786 the banks run north to south for approximately 60 metres. Both are between 1.5 and 2 metres wide. The area has been ploughed and is now under pasture, and these banks were not seen during ground survey in 1993. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4367 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172. [Mapped feature: #37906 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 6768 4786 (37m by 69m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64NE

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  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE107
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1462904

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Sep 30 2020 1:42PM


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