MSO10148 - World War Two slit trench north of Three Combes Foot (Monument)


A grass covered linear earthwork comprising a ditch with associated bank were noted during field survey in 2001. It may represent a slit trench dating from the Second World War.

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One of two grass covered linear earthworks on rising ground above Chalk Water. It is a ditch 3.5 metres long, 2.4 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep, with an earthen bank running the length of its southern edge; there are signs of animal scratching along the north side of the ditch. The associated bank is formed by the upcast from the ditch and rises to a height of 0.4m. It appears to be a 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 Unpublished document: JAMIESON, EJ.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. 1340514, Updated 17 March 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8222 4430 (33m by 19m) Surveyed
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW154
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1340514
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15213

Record last edited

Mar 17 2022 1:47PM


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