MSO7109 - Irregular Pits, West of Hoccombe Combe (Monument)


A series of irregular hollows, forming shallow pits with associated spoil mounds. They are either trial pits or associated with World War II activity.

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Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

Irregular hollows identified by McDonnell. (1) Centred at SS 7700 4220 are a group of earthworks forming shallow pits with associated spoil mounds. They are grouped at the head of the valley which forms the southern side of Lanacombe. They appear to be either trial pits or World War II features associated with the use of this area as a training ground and artillery range (see MSO7776). (1)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1993/4. Archaeological Survey of Exe Plain/Lanacombe.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Wilson-North, R. 09/08/1994.



Grid reference Centred SS 7700 4419 (60m by 49m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE132
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1041462

Record last edited

Oct 23 2013 4:05PM


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