MMO2933 - World War Two pits on Long Holcombe (Monument)
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Four pits or craters of probable military origin are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 as earthworks on moorland between Hangley Cleave and Long Holcombe. Centred at approximately SS 7591 3574, the four rectangular craters are aligned approximately east-west, each measuring between 3 and 5 metres across. They are slightly too large to be impact craters, and appear to lie well outside the known extent of the Exmoor Firing Range (MSO7776), but may be related to destruction of spare ordnance following World War Two. Vehicle tracks can be seen running between several of the craters. Burton also refers to "large field guns stationed on North Molton Ridge and elsewhere" and it is possible that these craters are the remains of temporary gun emplacements. [1-2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7591 3572 (129m by 76m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487446 (Original Monarch entry: 1487446)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE136
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487446
Record last edited
Apr 25 2018 6:14PM
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