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Monument Number 1102238

Hob Uid: 1102238
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9450747346
Summary : A Second World War feature is visible as a rectangular area measuring 32 metres by 12.9 metres and orientated east/west. Its associated spoil dump is visible at its eastern end. It is thought to be associated with Second World War tank training activity (SS 94 NW 64). The function of the site is unclear.
More information : Centred at SS 94507 47346 is a rectangular area measuring 32 m by 12.9 m. It is cut into the ground surface by up to 0.3 m. At its eastern end is an amorphous dump of material, presumably a spoil heap from the construction of the feature. The function of the site is unclear, but it is probably associated with WW2 military activity on North Hill (see SS 94 NW 64). Certainly its smoothed, graded form would suggest that it was created with heavy machinery.
Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of RCHME fieldwork on the Exmoor National Park holding on North Hill. (1-3)

The platform referred to above (1-2) is visible as a rectangular area of disturbed ground on the available aerial photography from tank training activity during the Second World War. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 13 Nov 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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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 : The Field Archaeology of North Hill
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 3010-3011 11-JUL-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : used during World War II
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Monument Type : Platform, Fieldwork
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35656
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 90
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
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