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Monument Number 1132676

Hob Uid: 1132676
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9102347743
Summary : A Second World War military training site is visible as an earthwork and recorded during field investigations on Bossington Hill. The remains conmprise a triangular circuit, now visible as a grass covered track which measures 130m east/west and 120m north/south. The corresponding target railway is recorded as SS 94 NW 143. The circuit was accessed via Hill Road (SS 94 NW 96). This is one of three tank circuits built on North Hill for tank training (SS 94 NW 64).
More information : The remains of a WWII tank training circuit lie on Bossington Hill, at the end of Hill Road, at SS 9100 4775. The site was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project.The remains conmprise a triangular circuit, now visible as a grass covered track, 130m E-W and 120m N-S. The corresponding target railway is recorded under SS 94 NW 143. The circuit was accessed via Hill Road.

Lumps of concrete rubble are scattered to the S of the circuit where a car park has been constructed (1).

The tank circuit referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and is as described above. A source suggests that these were possibly built by conscientious objectors during the war. (2-4). This is one of three tank circuits built on North Hill for tank training (SS 94 NW 64). (2-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4011-4012 11-JUL-1946
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Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9048/9 (18283/08) 10-FEB-1999
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Source Number : 4
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/exmoor/parsonssummary2.htm#2/2 [accessed 11-MAY-2007]
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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 : Military Training Site
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35510
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 159
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1132242
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1411353
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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