MSO8106 - Possible World War Two ammunition store on Selworthy Beacon (Monument)

Summary

A hollow measuring 20m by 5m and 1.3m deep, possibly the site of an ammunition store associated with firing range B of the World War II tank training range on Selworthy Beacon.

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Full Description

A large rectangular hollow lies south of Selworthy Beacon, close to Hill Road, at SS 9192 4775. It was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The hollow is 20 x 5 x 1.3m deep. [1] Its function is unclear, but it was may have been the location of a building associated with the tank training range on Selworthy Beacon. It is visible on the 1946 air photographs. [1,2] The possible remains of a Second World War structure are visible on aerial photographs. The remains are defined by an area of disturbed ground where tank tracks criss-cross the area. [3] Possibly the site of an ammunition store, for armoured vehicles using the Firing track on Range B, Selworthy Beacon. It is located at the junction of the main range road and the Range B branch road. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1946. RAF 106G/UK 1655.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Dickson, Amanda D. 2007-2009. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment (Severn Estuary NMP).
  • <4> Unassigned: James, Adrian. 19/06/2006. Oral or staff comments.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9192 4774 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO950
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12659
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW157
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132604
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35871

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:28PM

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