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Monument Number 1164991

Hob Uid: 1164991
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Treborough
Grid Ref : ST0045035040
Summary : A World War II American military camp was seen as cropmarks and mapped from aerial photographs. The camp was occupied for a short time before the D-Day landings in 1944.
More information : A World War II military camp was seen as cropmarks and mapped from aerial photographs. The camp, centred at ST 0045 3504 covers an area 450m long by 320m wide. (1)

The area in question is now improved pasture, and was not enclosed until after 1947. There appears to be no remains of the camp, which was probably mostly tented accommodation: it was an American army camp, occupied for a short time prior to the D-day landings in 1944. Immediately to the NE of the trig. pillar on the Common at ST 0048 3512 is a rectangular water tank which presumably postdates the military activity (2).

The camp is visible on aerial photographs from 1946 and consists of a roughly rectangular enclosed area surrounded by a temporary wall or low bank. Within the enclosure, parch marks from eight double rows of circular tents can be distinguished, with roads or paths between each row. Several larger, rectangular structures can also be seen which may have been shower blocks or similar (3).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1944 3145-3146 23-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 3322-23 11-JUL-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : D Day
Monument End Date : 1944
Monument Start Date : 1944
Monument Type : Military Camp
Evidence : Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1944
Monument Type : Military Camp
Evidence : Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34146
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO8358
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 03 NW 53
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1499589
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01