MSO7668 - World War Two observation post east of East Myne Farm (Monument)

Summary

An earthen mound east of East Myne Farm, probably an observation post associated with World War Two tank training on North Hill. It measures 36 metres by 22 metres and 3 metres high, with evidence of walling.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 93075 48270, to the east of East Myne farm, is a substantial earthen mound. It measures 36 metres by 22 metres and stands to 3 metres high on the downslope side. On the summit of the mound is a stony bank 6.5 metres long and 0.9 metres high. On the southern face of the mound is a `staple-shaped' revetment wall (ie a length of wall with short returns at either end). It is 8.2 metres long and 0.5 metres high. Several pieces of concrete are visible on the eastern side of the mound. The mound is best interpreted as an observation post associated with the World War Two tank training circuits on North Hill. [1] The mound referred to above [1] is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The mound is centred at SS 9308 4827 and measures about 25 metres long by 16 metres wide and is as described above. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 February 1998.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 163-164 (17 April 1979).
  • <4>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #46810 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 93081 48271 (44m by 44m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO781
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12637
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW117
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167606
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1124606
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35848

Record last edited

Nov 16 2020 4:27PM

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