MMO825 - World War Two tank range bunker at North Hill (Monument)

Summary

A Second World War observation post is visible as an earthwork and defined by a mound that measures 27 metres by 10 metres, and 1.2 metres high. Within the mound are several areas of an exposed concrete structure.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 91764 48448 is a World War Two observation post. It comprises a grass covered mound 10.7 metres by 7.3 metres and 1.2 metres high. Within the mound are several areas of concrete structure exposed. [1] The observation post referred to above [1] is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is defined by a mound that is centred at SS 9193 4822 and which measures about 27 metres by 10 metres and is as described above. The observation post is associated with Second World War tank training activities (MMO627). [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 1998.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4011-4012 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 161-162 (17 April 1979).
  • <4>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #46839 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9177 4844 (35m by 36m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12644
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8090
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW132
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167621
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1131097
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35855

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 11:15AM

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