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Monument Number 1002089

Hob Uid: 1002089
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7600045900
Summary : An area of small mounds on Shilstone Hill which originate from military activity in World War II.
More information : An "area of small mounds on Shilstone Hill. Mainly to west of summit" is recorded in the Devon SMR (a).

Shilstone Hill, centred at SS 75984592, was used during WW2 for artillery practice and other exercises. A military camp was built north of Tippacott Ridge (SS 74 NE 19). Air photographs taken during 1946 clearly show that operations were taking place on and around Shilstone Hill (b).

The mounds recorded in 1a clearly relate to the military activity in the area. The whole of Shilstone Hill is covered in areas of small (1.2m diameter) upstanding mounds, shell-holes, trenches and other military features.

For a full account of the military activity in the area, see SS 74 NE 46. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R, 22-DEC-93, RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon SMR no: SS 74 NE 573
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Source Number : 1b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RAF vertical air photographs 106.G/UK/501 13-MAY-46 3321
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Mound, Military Training Site
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 573
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 38
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31