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Monument Number 974776

Hob Uid: 974776
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Grid Ref : SS8118041610
Summary : The remains of a WWII observation building on the north facing slopes of Elsworthy
More information : For details see county SMR. (1)

The remains of a subterranean WWII observation building lie on the northern slopes of Elsworthy (The NGR given by 1 has not been confirmed). The structure comprises a rectangular hollow dug into the hillside, measuring 8.6 m by 5.9 m and 1.9 m deep. This hollow was originally roofed over: a wooden framework supporting a corrugated iron roof. The whole presumably covered with soil. Traces of the timber uprights and corrugated iron survive in situ in a very dilapidated state. The structure had an excellent vantage point from which to observe the artillery target area at Larkbarrow Farm. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Somerset C.C. SMR 29-Sep-1986
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 17 Nov 1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Building
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : SOMER 33154
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 103
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NAR/SMR DATA EXCHANGE PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31