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HER Number:MDV124319
Name:Anti-Tank Ditch to southwest of New House Farm, Musbury


Ditch across shallow bend in River Axe, utilised as an anti-tank ditch as part of the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 260 933
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
Civil ParishColyton
Civil ParishMusbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH
Ecclesiastical ParishMUSBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI TANK DITCH (NATURAL IMPROVED) (Constructed, World War II - 1940 AD to 1940 AD)

Full description

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

A ditch across a shallow bend in the River Axe which appears to have been utilised as an anti-tank ditch. Anti-tank obstacles are visible at either end of the ditch and its east side appears to have been built up.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV47885Related to: Anti-Tank Obstacles circa 395 metres southwest of New House Farm, Musbury (Monument)
MDV47886Related to: Taunton Stop Line, Anti-Tank Obstacles (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2018 1:16PM