MMO3147 - World War Two military features northwest of Winsford Hill (Monument)

Summary

Probable military features of Second World War date can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks. They may be shell craters from the Exmoor firing ranges or pits dug as part of training exercises.

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Full Description

Probable military features of Second World War date can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks centred on circa SS 86583473. The earthworks are circular or irregularly ovoid in shape and measure between 2 and 8 metres across. Spread out in small clusters across almost a kilometre of the northwestern ridge of Winsford Hill, the origin of the pits or craters is unclear. They may be shell craters from the Exmoor firing ranges or pits dug as part of military training exercises, perhaps associated with the enigmatic camps and enclosures about 3 kilometres to the southeast. The shallow features are short lived, not visible on later aerial photographs. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4388-9 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8661 3465 (919m by 409m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE100
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490724

Record last edited

Aug 31 2017 1:56PM

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