MSO7596 - World War Two earthwork on North Hill (Monument)


A concentration of surface stone is probably associated with World War Two military activity.

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Centred at SS 94438 47605 is an amorphous spread of surface stone measuring 6.2 metres north to south by 9.4 metres west to east. It is visible as a concentration of surface stone, different vegetation to the surrounding moorland and a disturbed surface. It appears to be of military origin and is most likely to be associated with World War Two activity on North Hill (MMO629). Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of RCHME fieldwork on the Exmoor National Park holding on North Hill. [1,2] The mound referred to above [1,2] is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The roughly circular mound is centred at SS 9444 4760 and measures about 9 metres in diameter. The mound is associated with other adjacent Second World War military features (MMO629 and MMO636). [3-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 Nov 1997.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding. RCHME.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3010-3011 (11 July 1946).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3010-3011 (11 July 1946).
  • <5>XY Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #42933 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102227, Extant 11 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 94441 47604 (13m by 14m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (4)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO631
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12453
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW88
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102227
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35654

Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:00PM


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