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Monument Number 1124609

Hob Uid: 1124609
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9287948146
Summary : A Second World War earthen mound is visible as an earthwork. It measures 23 m by 20 m and is 1.8 m high. On its northern side is a `staple-shaped' revetment wall (ie a length of wall with short returns at either end). It is 8.8 m long and 0.8 m high, with returns 1.3 m long. Some pieces of concrete are visible on the north-eastern side of the mound. This feature is best interpreted as an observation post, associated with the WWII tank training (SS 94 NW 64) on North Hill.
More information : Centred at SS 92879 48146 is a flat topped earthen mound. It measures 23 m by 20 m and is 1.8 m high. On its northern side is a `staple-shaped' revetment wall (ie a length of wall with short returns at either end). It is 8.8 m long and 0.8 m high, with returns 1.3 m long. Some pieces of concrete are visible on the north-eastern side of the mound.
This feature is best interpreted as an observation post, associated with the WWII tank training ranges on North Hill. (1)

The mound referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The mound is centred at SS 9287 4814 and measures about 29m long by 17m wide and is as described above. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 26 Feb 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 162-163 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, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35815
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 118
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1124639
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