MSO10244 - World War Two firing range impact craters west of Larkbarrow Farm (Monument)


Larkbarrow was used as a target area for artillery practice during World War Two, which has left the area pockmarked with impact craters.

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The Larkbarrow area was used as a World War Two training ground. Artillery practice has left the area pockmarked with shell holes, many of which appear to cluster around the farm buildings and other distinctive features of the landscape, such as boundary walls. [1] Only the most extensive areas have been mapped. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Jamieson, E.. 2001. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor, Somerset. P.20.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Webster, Somerset County Council, 22 January 2004.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Griffith, F.. 1980s-1990s. Oblique aerial photographs of the Devon part of Exmoor National Park. DAP LD22, 23, LF15, 16 (10 January 1989).



Grid reference Centred SS 817 432 (301m by 710m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16674

Record last edited

Mar 14 2017 12:08PM


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