MSO10147 - World War Two slit trench south of Larkbarrow (Monument)


A grass covered linear earthwork consisting of a ditch and bank was noted during field survey. It may represent a slit trench dating from the Second World War.

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A grass covered linear earthwork, centred SS 8205 4180, lies 300 metres to the northwest of Larkbarrow Corner. The feature comprises a shallow trench 0.3 metres in depth, 3.7 metres in length and 2 metres in width, with an earthen bank running the length of its northwest side. The bank is 2.6 metres in width and rises to a height of 0.3 metres; it is formed by the upcast from the ditch. The feature is almost certainly a small slit trench dating from the area's use as a military training ground during World War Two. [1] The feature was recorded at 1:2500 scale using differential GPS as part of an archaeological survey of the Larkbarrow area. The survey was undertaken by the Exeter Office of English Heritage at the request of the Exmoor National Park Authority. A client report was produced as part of the survey work and is available from the NMRC, Swindon. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: JAMIESON, EJ. Field Investigators Comments. English Heritage Field Investigation, 2001.
  • <2> Report: Jamieson, E.. 2001. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor, Somerset. English Heritage.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1340501, Updated 17 March 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8205 4180 (29m by 27m) Surveyed
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW153
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1340501
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15212

Record last edited

Mar 17 2022 1:43PM


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