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Monument Number 1455056

Hob Uid: 1455056
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9093248122
Summary : A possible Second World War observation post was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is defined by a large mound measuring 27m by 14m. The mound is clearly visible on aerial photographs and is thought to be associated with the adjacent target railway (SS 94 NW 143) and would have been used as part of the wider tank training activities in the area recorded as SS 94 NW 64.
More information : A possible Second World War observation post was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is centred at SS 9093 4812 and is defined by a large mound measuring 27m by 14m. The mound is clearly visible on aerial photographs and is thought to be associated with the adjacent target railway (SS 94 NW 143) and would have been used as part of the wider tank training activities in the area recorded as SS 94 NW 64. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4012-4013 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 160-161 17-APR-1979
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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 : Mound, Observation Post
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35794
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 195
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1132242
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