MSO7602 - World War Two slit trenches east of the radar station on North Hill (Monument)
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A line of 14 slit trenches lies on North Hill, between SS 95423 47736 and 95491 47696. They were recorded as part of the RCHME survey of the ENPA holding on North Hill. Full details in survey report.  SS 9546 4772 At least eleven Second World War slit trenches, visible as curvilinear earthworks, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946. The 70 metres long alignment of slit trenches (SS 9542 4773 to SS 9548 4770) is located on Minehead's North Hill, in the open land 65 metres seaward of the military buildings of Coastal Defence Chain Home Low radar station no. M116 (MSO12288). Each trench is about 2 to 3 metres long and 1 metre wide and appears to have the spoil from the slit trench piled to the seaward (north) side. The slit trenches were still visible in 2001. [2-3]
- <1> SMO5780 Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding.
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4004-4005 (11 July 1946).
- <3> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 9547/10 (21106/06) (9 February 2001).
|Grid reference||Centred SS 95456 47719 (65m by 34m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1102242 (Original Monarch entry: 1102242)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO637
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12485
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NE64
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1102242
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35686
Record last edited
Aug 17 2020 12:25PM