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HER Number:MDV122814
Name:Anti Tank ditch at Horslears, Axminster


Lengths of anti tank ditch visible on the 1940s RAF aerial photos. Part of the Axminster fortified area on the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 290 976
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI TANK DITCH (Created, World War II - 1940 AD to 1940 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Lengths of anti tank ditch are visible on the 1940s RAF aerial photos at Horslears, running alongside the railway and around the sewage works towards the site of Horslears Farm and extending southeastwards along the north side of the stream to the former Axminster & Lyme Regis Light railway. The southeastern section of the ditch had been obliterated by the time of the photo.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113187 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV45243Part of: Axminster Strong Point on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV119535Part of: The Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV50875Related to: Railblock to east of Musbury Road, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2019 4:11PM