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HER Number:MDV120456
Name:Roadblock C.55, Lodge Lane, Axminster


Site of a roadblock at at bend in the lane about 377 metres north-east of Weycroft Hall. The roadblock formed part of the Weycroft defence area on the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:ST 311 000
Map Sheet:ST30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and structures associated with the Weycroft Defence Area on the World War Two 'Taunton Stop Line'

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROADBLOCK (Constructed, World War II - 1940 AD to 1940 AD)

Full description

Foot, W., 2005, Defence Areas. A National Study of Second World War Anti-Invasion Landscapes in England, DA03-Weycroft-S0016405 (Report - Survey). SDV360266.

Weycroft defence area. Roadblock C.55 formerly located to the north-east of Weycroft Manor. Site destroyed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360266Report - Survey: Foot, W.. 2005. Defence Areas. A National Study of Second World War Anti-Invasion Landscapes in England. Council for British Archaeology/English Heritage. Digital. DA03-Weycroft-S0016405. [Mapped feature: #4114 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV119535Part of: The Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV120385Part of: Weycroft Defence Area on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 8 2020 2:18PM