MSO12692 - World War Two slit trench at Hadborough (Monument)

Summary

One of a number practice slit trenches dug during World War Two.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A system of slit trenches, probably constructed during World War Two encircle the northern side of the summit of Hadborough. They stretch in a dispersed and irregular line from SS 95747 28756 in the west to SS 96486 28642 in the east, a distance in excess of 1 kilometre. Each trench takes the form of a small rectangular pit measuring between 3 and 4 metres long and a little over 2 metres wide, and 0.4 metres deep. Usually on the downslope side is a corresponding spoil heap up to 0.5 metres high. Group surveyed with GPS, February 1998. (One example surveyed at 1:200 scale.) [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 February 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.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 95956 28768 (point)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8996
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE36
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132684
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35905

Record last edited

Mar 10 2021 3:19PM

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