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HER Number:MDV124540
Name:Anti-Tank Obstacle, 300 metres south of Boshill Cross, Axmouth


Concrete anti-tank obstacle by gate into field. Would have been part of the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940. Now very overgrown.


Grid Reference:SY 262 923
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Pill boxes, anti-tank ditches and obstacles, World War II at the Boshill Cross Stong Point of the Taunton Stop Line, a defensive crossing on the River Axe

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI TANK OBSTACLE (World War I to World War II - 1914 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Cochrane, J. N., 1997, Concrete Block South of Boshill Cross (Worksheet). SDV356912.

Concrete anti-tank obstacle by gate into field, very overgrown, 300 metres south of Boshill/Tanyard Cross. Part of Boshill Cross 'hedgehog'.

Google, 2019, Google Streetview (Website). SDV362731.

Overgrown ?anti-tank obstacle visible by field entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV356912Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1997. Concrete Block South of Boshill Cross. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital. [Mapped feature: #114878 ]
SDV362731Website: Google. 2019. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV125708Part of: Boshill Cross Strong Point (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 7 2019 4:58PM