MSO8087 - World War Two structure west of target railway on North Hill (Monument)


A flat topped earthern mound measuring 25m by 16m and 3.7m high, associated with a World War II target railway (MSO8084) .

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Full Description

Centred at SS 92085 48622 is a flat topped earthen mound. It measures 25 metres by 16 metres and is 3.7 metres high. It lies at the west end of a World War Two target railway (MSO8084) with which it is clearly associated. It may have contained a structure connected with the use of the railway. [1] The mound referred to above [1] is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The mound is centred at SS 9206 4859 and measures about 19 metres long by 8 metres wide and is as described above. The structure may also have been an observation post. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 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 161-162 (17 April 1979).
  • <4>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #42987 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 92062 48596 (27m by 18m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO822
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12642
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW129
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167618
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1131091
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35853

Record last edited

Nov 4 2020 2:46PM


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