MMO3139 - World War Two impact craters at Draydon Knap (Monument)

Summary

Shell or impact craters of probable Second World War date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. They may be associated with further military activity visible approximately 1 kilometre to the northwest.

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Shell or impact craters of probable Second World War date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as earthworks at Draydon Knap to the southeast of Winsford Hill, centred on circa SS 8923 3260. The craters can be seen as pits circa 5 metres in diameter arranged in an inverted L shape approximately 750 metres long. They may be associated with further military activity visible approximately 1 kilometre to the northwest, and are perhaps evidence of limited firing range training. Some can still be seen on aerial photographs of 1982. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8932/2 (2113/1048) (20 April 1982).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1944 3161-2 (23 January 1947).
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8910 3247 (474m by 422m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE92
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490696

Record last edited

Aug 31 2017 1:56PM

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