MSO7675 - World War Two quarry and dump site on North Hill (Monument)

Summary

A quantity of building material and earth has been dumped in a quarry probably associated with construction activities relating to World War Two military activity on North Hill.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 93915 47438 is a dump of material, comprising brick, concrete, earth and stone. It is presumably associated with World War Two activity on North Hill. [1] A Second World War quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The quarry covers an area that measures 42 metres long by 38 metres wide. A track extends from the site to Hill Road at SS 9386 4750 (MSO7609). The site was subsequently filled in and is now visible as a dump of material. The quarry was likely used for construction purposes during military training activities (MMO627) on North Hill. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 Feb 1998.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 3011-3012 (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: #40029 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 93925 47456 (58m by 54m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO788
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12641
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW124
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1124911
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35852

Record last edited

Nov 16 2020 1:16PM

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