MMO3696 - Possible WWII firing range on Treborough Common. (Monument)

Summary

A possible Second World War firing range is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks. They consist of various pits and craters less than 100 m away from a former military camp occupied shortly before the 1944 D-Day landings.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible Second World War firing range is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks on Treborough Common. The earthworks consist of various pits and craters, measuring up to 10 metres across and covering an area of approximately 1.4 hectares. They lie less than 100 metres away from a former military camp which was occupied shortly before the D-Day landings in 1944. The area has since been ploughed and is now under pasture, and it is likely that any earthworks will have been levelled. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3324-25 11-JUL-1946.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0055 3533 (193m by 135m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish TREBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW120
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1499589

Record last edited

Feb 22 2013 10:46AM

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