MSO7601 - World War Two mound and trench on North Hill (Monument)

Summary

An amorphous linear mound with adjacent trench, thought to be associated with World War Two military activity on North Hill. It seems the mound may be spoil from construction of the trench.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 94452 47648 is an amorphous linear mound 18 metres long and 5 metres wide running northeast to southwest. On its eastern side is a sharp sided trench 0.7 metres deep and 1 metres wide. The feature is presumably associated with World War Two military activity on North Hill (MMO627). 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 trench referred to above [1,2] is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The trench is centred at SS 9445 4764 and measures about 16 metres in length and orientated northeast to southwest. A parallel bank of earthwork is visible to the west and is presumably the spoil from the trench. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 November 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.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3010-3011 (11 July 1946).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS-79013 164-165 (17 April 1979).
  • <5>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #46830 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 94455 47646 (22m by 23m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO636
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12456
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW91
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1102240
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35657

Record last edited

Nov 25 2020 2:11PM

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