MMO2682 - World War Two bomb or impact crater on eastern side of Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

A circular pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s to the 1970s and might be the remains of a bomb or impact crater dating from the Second World War.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular pit on the eastern side of Dunkery Hill, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, is probably the remains of a bomb or impact crater of Second World War date. The crater, centred at circa SS 9101 4230, is circa 8 metres in diameter, almost identical to a second pit visible roughly 800 metres to the southwest. It is probably evidence of overshot from the Exmoor Firing Range to the northwest. The crater could still be seen on aerial photographs of the 1970s. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3234-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70381 038-9 (23 September 1970).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #39942 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9101 4230 (10m by 10m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW145
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482591

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:31PM

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