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HER Number:MDV124452
Name:Anti-Tank Obstacle(s) circa 75 metres north of Boshill Cross, Axmouth


Second World War anti-tank obstacle(s) visible on RAF 1940s aerial photos on west side of the road. Part of the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 263 927
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI TANK OBSTACLE (Constructed, World War II - 1940 AD to 1940 AD)

Full description

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

Anti-tank obstacle(s) visible on west side of road circa 75 metres north of Boshill Cross, blocking gap in anti-tank ditch.

Cochrane, J. N., 1997, Anti-Tank Obstacle, Boshill Cross (Worksheet). SDV356913.

Reinforced concrete anti-tank obstacle 80 metres north of Boshill/Tanyard Cross, on east side of A358, in hedge. Part of Boshill Cross 'hedgehog'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #114730 ]
SDV356913Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1997. Anti-Tank Obstacle, Boshill Cross. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV106495Part of: Anti-invasion Defensive Barrier to east of Axe Bridge, Axminster (Monument)
MDV125708Part of: Boshill Cross Strong Point (Monument)
MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 3:00PM