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Monument Number 1102256

Hob Uid: 1102256
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9541547629
Summary : At least twenty one Second World War slit trenches, visible as curvilinear earthworks, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946. The alignment of slit trenches is located on Minehead's North Hill, in the open land between the military buildings in the western end of Moor Wood and the Coastal Defence Chain Home Low radar station. Each trench is about 2 metres long and 1 metre wide and appears to have the spoil from the slit trench piled to the seaward (N) side. The slit trenches were still visible in 2001.
More information : Four slit trenches, associated with the WWII activity on North Hill, lie at SS 95295 47801, 95331 47742, 95376 47728 and 95464 47684. They were recorded as part of the RCHME survey of the ENPA holding on North Hill. Full details in survey report (1).

SS 9546 4760 At least twenty one Second World War slit trenches, visible as curvilinear earthworks, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946. The 129 metres long alignment of slit trenches (SS 9541 4762 to SS 9552 4757) is located on Minehead's North Hill, in the open land between the military buildings in the western end of Moor Wood and the Coastal Defence Chain Home Low radar station (SS 9540 4769). Each trench is about 2 metres long and 1 metre wide and appears to have the spoil from the slit trench piled to the seaward (N) side. The slit trenches were still visible in 2001. (3-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The field archaeology of North Hill : an archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park Holding by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
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Source : The Field Archaeology of North Hill
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 4004-4005 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9547/10 (21106/06) 09-FEB-2001
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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 : Slit Trench, Chain Home Station, Radar Station
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35687
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NE 65
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102209
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1454870
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1102228
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