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Monument Number 1131099

Hob Uid: 1131099
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9235548332
Summary : A Second World War observation post was visible as an earthwork during field investigation. The post is defined by an earthen mound that measures 23m by 20m and 2.4m high. On the northern side traces of a concrete structure are visible in the face of the mound. The remains suggest that the structure was about 9.8m long. The post was part of the Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64.
More information : Centred at SS 92341 48323 is a WWII observation post. It survives as a massive disturbed mound measuring 23 m by 20 m and 2.4 m high very overgrown by dense gorse. On the northern side traces of a concrete structure are visible in the face of the mound, the remains suggest that the structure was about 9.8 m long. (1)

The observation post referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is defined by an earthen mound that is centred at SS 9235 4833 and which measures 30m by 24m. The post was part of the Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64, UID 1102198. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 7 April 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4011-4012 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 161-162 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 : Observation Post, Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35521
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 134
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
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