MSO12686 - World War Two mortar position on Hadborough (Monument)


A rectangular earthwork platform, likely to have been constructed during World War Two as a mortar emplacement.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small rectangular platform on the northeast slopes of Hadborough Hill at SS 9674 2861. It is 5 metres by 3 metres cut into the hillside by 0.5 metres on its north side. Best interpreted as a World War Two mortar or gun position. Surveyed using GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Survey. [1-2] 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> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <2> Report: Wilson-North, R.. 1998. Haddon Hill, Brompton Regis, Somerset: An archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. RCHME.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132694, Extant 4 April 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9002
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE42
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132694
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35899



Grid reference Centred SS 9683 2869 (44m by 44m)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Record last edited

Apr 4 2022 4:25PM


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