MSO6954 - Possible World War Two area of mounds and hollows on the northern end of Trout Hill (Monument)


An area of mounds and hollows, probably representing World War II military activity associated with the Exmoor firing ranges, as with other nearby hollows in the area.

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Full Description

A group of nine or ten low, round and elongated mounds occupying an area of about 300m squared, SW of the stone setting (MSO6819) and 50m from it. They vary in size and are up to 0.4m high, 6m long and 5m wide. They may be arranged in linear groups and may be related to the stone setting. [1] An area of surface disturbance centred at SS 7946 4313, on the northern end of Trout Hill. The area is characterised by slight amorphous mounds and hollows which probably represent WW2 military activity associated with the Exmoor Firing Ranges. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33358. [Mapped feature: #30154 An area of mounds and hollows possibly representing WW2 firing range activity., PRN 33358]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Wilson-North W R 16-JUN-1994 RCHME Field Investigation..



Grid reference Centred SS 7949 4310 (84m by 84m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11065
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE55
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 867263
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33358

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 1:52PM


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