MSO12462 - World War Two military target on North Hill (Find Spot)

Summary

The remains of a metal target on North Hill were recorded as part of a field survey and related to the use of the area for military training in World War Two. They have since been removed.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A large fragment of metal 1.2m square and pierced by many bullet holes, thought to be the remains of a metal target, lie on North Hill at SS 94228 47988. It may be part of armour from a military vehicle. It is associated with the use of the area for military training in World War Two and was recorded by the RCHME as part of a survey of the ENPA holding on North Hill. [1] SS 94205 47929. The site was visited in November 2017. It was agreed to remove the item from the site. [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> Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding. RCHME. SS 94 NW 99, p25.
  • <2>XY Report: Blaylock, S.. 2017. HER Input Form: Military features on North Hill. [Mapped feature: #45070 p25]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102302, Extant 11 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9420 4792 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7612
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW99
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102302
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35663

Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:23PM

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