MSO7380 - World War Two mound on Stoke Ridge (Monument)


A small mound measuring 4 metres by 2.8 metres and up to 0.3 metres high is thought to be of military origin.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small elongated mound situated on a ridgetop on open moorland. The mound measures 4.0 metres north to south and 2.8 metres transversely: it is up to 0.3 metres in height and accompanied on the east by a shallow ditch which almost certainly provided the material for the mound. Classification uncertain but possibly semi-military of 1939-45 war vintage. [1] The mound, as described above, was surveyed using GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. [3]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. CF Wardale and NV Quinnell, 29 July 1987.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 January 1997.



Grid reference SS 87632 42627 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS84SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10012
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE82
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36164
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13194

Record last edited

Sep 8 2014 2:35PM


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