MSO12236 - World War Two military emplacement on Trout Hill (Monument)

Summary

A prehistoric stone setting was thought to be sited here but appears to have been the result of an incorrect grid reference (see MSO6819). However, a military emplacement has been noted in this location.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 790 422. A stone setting possibly of rhomboidal form on Trout Hill. See Type site MSO7903. [1] There is no trace of a stone setting at the National Grid Reference cited and it is undoubtedly a duplication of another on Trout Hill (MSO6819) to judge by Grinsell's photograph. [2] There is no trace of a stone setting here. The location is wrong for a setting being on a blind, valley floor. The only feature in the locality is a military emplacement and a few scattered stones around it. The site is almost certainly spurious; the result of an erroneous National Grid Reference by Grinsell, when his photograph is clearly MSO6819. [3] A rhomboidal setting on Trout Hill, noted by Grinsell in 1970. Its grid reference is inaccurate and it is evidently a duplication of MSO6819. [4] There is no trace of a stone setting here. The location is wrong for a setting being on a blind, valley floor. The only feature in the locality is a military emplacement and a few scattered stones around it. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. 190, photograph 36.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 5 February 1975.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Pattison, P. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 December 1988.
  • <4> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS74SE29 p48.
  • <5> Survey: RCHME. 1996. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 74 SE29.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 79011 42190 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS74SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6926
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE29
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35290
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35301

Record last edited

Feb 13 2017 2:16PM

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