MMO2555 - Possible World War Two target at Outer Alscott (Monument)
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A low structure, probably constructed from concrete and measuring approximately 5 metres square can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8318 4466, Oare parish. It is located towards the edge of a dense concentration of craters of Second World War date probably associated with Exmoor firing range and weapons testing facility which operated over much of Exmoor, from Brendon Common in the northwest. Field investigation revealed evidence of a structure or sign cast into the concrete of a similar feature on Brendon Common, and it is possible these features acted as targets or range markers. It remains visible on aerial photographs of 1983. A third similar feature is visible approximately 2.4 kilometres to the east. [1-3]
- <1> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4083-4 (11 July 1946).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA FALSE COLOUR INFRA-RED 5993-4 (1983).
- <3> SMO7567 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8318 4466 (13m by 12m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478588 (Original Monarch entry: 1478588)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW304
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1478588
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Jul 25 2013 9:55AM
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