MSO7598 - Possible World War Two building platform on North Hill (Monument)


A rectangular stony platform on North Hill, measuring 11 metres by 9 metres, thought to associated with military activity during World War Two.

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Centred at SS 94473 47397 is a rectangular stony platform, 0.3 metres high, measuring 11 metres by 9 metres. It lies on the south side of and adjacent to the road running west to east across North Hill. It appears to be associated with military activity on North Hill during World War Two. Found during field reconnaissance in a recently burnt off area of moorland, and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of RCHME fieldwork on the Exmoor National Park holding on North Hill. [1,2] The Second World War military building platform referred to above [1,2] is only visible as an area of disturbed ground on the available aerial photography likely as a result of tank training activity during the Second World War recorded as MMO627. [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>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 November 1997. [Mapped feature: #46832 ]
  • <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> Verbal communication: Dickson, Amanda D. 2007-2009. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment (Severn Estuary NMP). Severn Estuary NMP.
  • <5> Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102234, Extant 11 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO633
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12454
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW89
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102234
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35655



Grid reference SS 94473 47397 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:01PM


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