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


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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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.



Grid reference SS 9420 4792 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW

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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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