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Monument Number 1478586

Hob Uid: 1478586
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS8079444645
Summary : A low structure, approximately 5 metres square, can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. It was probably associated with the Second World War Exmoor firing range, possibly as a target or range marker.
More information : A low structure, probably constructed from concrete and measuring approximately 5 metres square can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 80794464, Oare parish.
It is located towards the edge of a concentration of craters of Second World War date probably associated with Exmoor firing range and weapons testing facility which operated over much of Exmoor, from Brendon Common in the north-west. Field investigation revealed evidence of a structure or sign cast into the concrete of a similar feature on Brendon Common, and it is possible these features acted as targets or range markers. It remains visible on aerial photographs of 1985. A third similar feature is visible approximately 2.4 kilometres to the east. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4080-1 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : ENPA JAS 059-060 29-AUG-1985
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Firing Range, Target
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 303
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1461089
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1478588
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01