MSO12276 - Possible World War Two bomb crater on Almsworthy Common (Monument)

Summary

A circular depression, visible on aerial photographs, is thought most likely to be a bomb crater. Other suggestions made include a quarry and a prehistoric hut circle.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A regular circular depression 1.25 metres deep, substantial outer bank on lower side. Perhaps a quarry or hut circle, but a bomb crater seems most likely. Small cairn 31 paces to the southwest. [1] The feature appears to be visible on aerial photographs dating to 2017. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unassigned: MacDonnell, R. 1981. Committee for rescue archaeology in Avon, Gloucestershire and Somerset Ltd.
  • <2>XY Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park. [Mapped feature: #44816 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8448 4163 (15m by 15m)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35345

Record last edited

Mar 4 2020 3:15PM

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