MSO7666 - World War Two mound at the eastern end of Target Railway A (Monument)

Summary

An earthen mound forming the eastern end of a World War II target railway at East Myne. It measures 38 metres by 26 metres and 3.7 metres high. It may have been intended for the protection of the target railway's operators.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Centred at SS 93293 48274 is an earthen mound forming the eastern end of a World War Two target railway at East Myne (MSO7665). The mound is densely overgrown by gorse but approximate dimensions are 38 metres by 26 metres and it stands 3.7 metres high. The mound may have served as protection for the eastern end of the target railway and its operators. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 February 1998.
  • <2> Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 94 NW 115.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 93298 48274 (83m by 39m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12636
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW115
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167603
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1124573
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35847

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:26PM

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