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Monument Number 1102242

Hob Uid: 1102242
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9542347736
Summary : At least eleven Second World War slit trenches, visible as curvilinear earthworks, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946. The 70 metres long alignment of slit trenches (SS 9542 4773 to SS 9548 4770) is located on Minehead's North Hill, in the open land 65 metres seaward (NE) of the military buildings of Coastal Defence Chain Home Low radar station no. M116. Each trench is about 2-3 metres long and 1 metre wide and appears to have the spoil from the slit trench piled to the seaward (N) side. The slit trenches were still visible in 2001.
More information : A line of 14 slit trenches lies on North Hill, between SS 95423 47736 and 95491 47696. They were recorded as part of the RCHME survye of the ENPA holding on North Hill. Full details in survey report (1).

SS 9546 4772 At least eleven Second World War slit trenches, visible as curvilinear earthworks, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946. The 70 metres long alignment of slit trenches (SS 9542 4773 to SS 9548 4770) is located on Minehead's North Hill, in the open land 65 metres seaward (NE) of the military buildings of Coastal Defence Chain Home Low radar station no. M116. Each trench is about 2-3 metres long and 1 metre wide and appears to have the spoil from the slit trench piled to the seaward (N) side. The slit trenches were still visible in 2001. (3-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The field archaeology of North Hill : an archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park Holding by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Field Archaeology of North Hill
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 4004-4005 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9547/10 (21106/06) 09-FEB-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : constructed during World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Slit Trench, Chain Home Station, Radar Station
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35686
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NE 64
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102209
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1454870
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1102228
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01