MSO8094 - World War Two or modern mound at target railway B (Monument)


A modern stone and brick dump, measuring 7.5 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. It might be the result of agricultural clearance or the remains of a World War Two dugout associated with the target railway.

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Centred at SS 92309 48464 is a stony mound 7.5 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. It contains mainly stone, some earth and a few pieces of brick. The mound is either a clearance dump from agricultural improvements or the result of a demolition phase at the end of World War Two. [1] The possible 20th Century mound is not visible aerial photographs taken before 1979 and therefore adds weight to the interpretation the mound is indeed the result of agricultural improvements or from the demolition of the Second Word War target railway (MSO8084). [2-4] Possibly the remains of dugout at east end of mover track on Range B. This moving target (MSO8084) has been systematically destroyed and removed after the closure of the range. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 1998. [Mapped feature: #46788 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4011-4012 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 161-162 (17 April 1979).
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Adrian James, 7 June 2006.
  • <4> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.



Grid reference SS 92309 48464 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO831
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12648
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW138
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167631
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1131108
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35859

Record last edited

Nov 2 2020 10:26PM


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