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Monument Number 1465051

Hob Uid: 1465051
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7397445591
Summary : Small circular pits visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, on Cheriton Ridge are probably impact craters caused by weapons test fired from the Exmoor Firing Ranges, to the east and south-east. It is possible the weapons in question were the small six-inch rockets being developed for the delivery of chemical weapons.
More information : Small circular pits visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, on Cheriton Ridge at circa SS 73984558, are probably impact craters caused by weapons test fired from the Exmoor Firing Ranges, to the east and south-east. It is possible the weapons in question were the small six-inch rockets being developed, although never used for, the delivery of chemical weapons. This may be consistent with the grouping of the craters in clusters of three or four. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3318-9 13-MAY-1946
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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 : Bomb Crater, Rocket Test Facility, Weapons Testing Site
Evidence : Levelled Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NW 126
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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