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HER Number:MDV47882
Name:Anti-Tank Obstacles to north of Boxhill Cottages, Axmouth


Second World War anti-tank obstacles visible on 1940s RAF aerial photos. Part of the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 264 927
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SE/230/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Line of concrete anti-tank obstacles visible in orchard on 1947 aerial photographs, blocking a gap in the earthwork anti-tank ditch.

Cochrane, J. N., 1996, Defence of Britain Worksheet (Worksheet). SDV325233.

Reinforced concrete anti-tank obstacle in hedgeline at SY26339278. Other details: Photo.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325233Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1996. Defence of Britain Worksheet. Defence of Britain Project. Unknown.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93053 ]

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