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Monument Number 1132684

Hob Uid: 1132684
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Brompton Regis
Grid Ref : SS9574728756
Summary : A system of slit trenches probably made during World War Two for training purposes encircling the summit of Hadborough.
More information : A system of slit trenches, probably constructed during WWII encircle the northern side of the summit of Hadborough. They stretch in a dispersed and irregular line from SS 95747 28756 in the west to SS 96486 28642 in the east, a distance in excess of 1 km.
Each trench takes the form of a small rectangular pit measuring between 3 and 4 m long and a little over 2 m wide, and 0.4 m deep. Usually on the downslope side is a corresponding spoil heap up to 0.5 m high.
Group surveyed with GPS, February 1998. (One example surveyed at 1:200 scale.) (1 and 2)

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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 24 February 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source details : Wilson-North R and Riley H 1998 "Haddon Hill: The Field Archaeology..." RCHME Survey Report
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Source : Hadborough World War II slit trench/pencil survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Slit Trench
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 92 NE 36
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