MSO8086 - World War Two Cruiser tank on North Hill (Monument)

Summary

The turret of a Cruiser tank, which was used for training. It was retrieved from a tank which crashed into Henners Combe during World War Two.

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Full Description

A tank turret is situated in a gully in the rear of a mound at the western end of the target railway. [1] Centred at SS 92107 48623 is a tank turret. The turret is in good condition and the farmer states that it was retrieved from a tank which crashed into Henners Combe during World War Two. The turret appears to belong to a Cruiser tank, which according to Mr Isaac [2] were used largely for training purposes after 1942. [3] The tank that rolled down into Henners Combe during the war was a Churchill, probably of 153 RAC sometime in 1942. It apparently ran away from the firing point of Range B. The turret to be found at this location is that of a Covenanter tank - a tank used for training in the UK. The turret is probably the remains of a "hard target" that was located near this target rail. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, SMR Officer, July 1998.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mr P Isaac, Cobbaton Combat Collection, Barnstaple, Devon.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 1998. [Mapped feature: #46792 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Adrian James, Email to SCC, 7 June 2006.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 92107 48623 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW128
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167617
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1131086

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Nov 4 2020 3:05PM

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