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Monument Number 1482591

Hob Uid: 1482591
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Wootton Courtenay
Grid Ref : SS9101142305
Summary : A circular pit on the eastern side of Dunkery Hill, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s to the 1970s, is probably the remains of a bomb or impact crater of Second World War date. It is probably evidence of over-shot from the Exmoor Firing Range to the north-west.
More information : A circular pit on the eastern side of Dunkery Hill, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, is probably the remains of a bomb or impact crater of Second World War date. The crater, centred at circa SS 91014230, is circa 8 metres in diameter, almost identical to a second pit visible roughly 800 metres to the south-west. It is probably evidence of over-shot from the Exmoor Firing Range to the north-west. The crater could still be seen on aerial photographs of the 1970s. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3234-5 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/70381 038-9 23-SEP-1970
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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
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 145
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 871490
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1482535
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 870601
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