MSO7787 - World War Two nissen huts in Yeanor Moor (Monument)

Summary

The footings of five nissen hut bases are visible as grass covered platforms. They are reported to have been associated with buildings on Stent Hill and the nearby World War Two battery. Summary from record MMO790: The site of Second World War nissen huts was visible as grass covered platforms during field investigation. The footings of five nissen hut bases are located immediately adjacent to the road from Culbone Hill to Worthy and a further two possible nissen hut footings are located 65m further northeast, just north of the road. The nissen huts were likely to be the accommodation for the nearby searchlight battery (SS 84 NW 55) and the military observation site (SS 84 NW 53). Summary from record MSO12732: Five military buildings surviving only as overgrown as concrete bases.

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Full Description

The footings of five nissen huts are centred at SS 83325 47225 immediately adjacent to the road from Culbone Hill to Worthy. Local information indicates that they were associated with the building complex on Stent Hill (MSO7961) and the nearby WWII battery (MSO7962). The nissen huts were arranged in a line beside the road from SS 8329 4721 to SS 8336 4725. The footings of these buildings are clearly visible as grass covered platforms up to 0.5 metres high with concrete floors visible in places. Each building measures 11.2 metres by 4.9 metres. Surveyed as part of RCHME's Exmoor Project. [1,2] The Second World War nissen hut bases are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. Another two possible nissen hut footings are visible 65 metres further to the northeast and centred at SS 8341 4729. These footings have similar dimensions to the other five measuring 11 metres long by 5 metres wide. [3,4] Shown along the north side of the road on 1947 aerial photographs. [4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 July 1997.
  • <2> Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. SS 84 NW 54.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. /106G/UK/1501 4340-4341 (13 May 1946).
  • <4>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NW. MD000129. [Mapped features: #38309 ; #44558 ; #44559 ]
  • <5> Aerial photograph: 11/4/1947. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3034.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 83357 47258 (131m by 106m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO790
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12723
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW54
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1125636
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 57157

Record last edited

May 29 2019 5:00PM

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