MMO1820 - Possible World War Two anti glider obstruction on Martinhoe Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A low bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the east side of the summit of Martinhoe Common. Centred at SS 6787 4786, the bank runs approximately north to south, curving slightly to the southwest after 60 metres. It measures approximately 4 metres wide. The purpose of this bank is unclear, but it may be part of Second World War defences, such as anti glider obstructions. Similar banks in the area have been interpreted as defensive structures. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 6787 4785 (23m by 81m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||MARTINHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1462917 (Pastscape entry: 1462917)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE108
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1462917
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Sep 30 2020 1:26PM
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