MSO7109 - Post-medieval or 20th Century 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 Two activity.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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 Two features associated with the use of this area as a training ground and artillery range (see MSO7776). [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: McDonnell, R.. 1993/4. Archaeological Survey of Exe Plain/Lanacombe. Field record numbers 53, 54.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 9 August 1994. [Mapped feature: #47232 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1041462, Extant 26 May 2021.



Grid reference SS 7700 4220 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12416
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE132
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1041462
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35612

Record last edited

May 26 2021 9:18AM


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