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Monument Number 1131084

Hob Uid: 1131084
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9220148502
Summary : A Second World War flat-topped earthen mound is visible as an earthwork. The mound measures 32 metres by 20 metres and 4 metres high. It has been subsequently damaged by agricultural activity but has been interpreted as a possible Second World War observation post and is likely to be associated with the adjacent target railway (SS 94 NW 126).
More information : Centred at SS 92180 48500 is a flat topped earthen mound. It measures 32 m by 20 m and is 4 m high. Its top has been disturbed by recent farming activity.
The mound is probably associated with the nearby target railway (SS 94 NW 125) and is clearly of WWII date. It may be an observation post. (1)

The mound referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The mound is centred at SS 9219 4850 and measures 27m long by 19m wide and is as described above. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 7 April 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 161-162 17-APR-1979
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Possibly WW2
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Monument Type : Observation Post, Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35810
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 127
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1131080
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