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Monument Number 1461258

Hob Uid: 1461258
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7847846802
Summary : A series of irregularly shaped surface features of unknown function but probable modern military origins can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s, on the northern side of Malmesmead Hill, centred on circa SS 78484679, Brendon Parish.
More information : A series of irregularly shaped features of probable modern date can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s, on the northern side of Malmesmead Hill, centred on circa SS 78484679, Brendon parish. They appear to be very low features and may have no physical presence beyond surface scrapes or areas of flattened vegetation.
They are of unknown function but are probably related to the military training area which operated across substantial areas of Exmoor during Second World War, including Brendon Common (UID 1002147). Munitions testing is known to have taken place in this area, as evidenced by numerous small craters visible on aerial photographs, but they may have been caused by particular military activity such as chemical weapons testing. The pattern of marks may indicate a common point of origin to the north-east. Similar marks can be seen approximately 250 metres to the south-west (UID ????). (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G-UK1655 3082 (F20) 11-JUL-1946
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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 : Surface Deposit, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 18136
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 93
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1002147
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461259
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461294
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461276
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1473270
Relationship type : General association

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