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HER Number:MDV72481
Name:Anti-Tank Sockets 350 metres south of Boshill Cross, Axmouth

Summary

Sockets in side of road for anti-tank obstacles. Part of the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 261 923
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

  • National Monuments Record: 1417483
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Cochrane, J. N., 1997, Sockets for Anti-Tank Obstacles South of Boshill Cross (Worksheet). SDV356806.

Sockets for anti-tank obstacle in side of road, 300 metres south of Boshill/Tanyard Cross (A3052). 4 Photos. Map object based on this source.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

At least one socket visible in grass verge in front of field gate. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.


Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV356806Worksheet: Cochrane, J. N.. 1997. Sockets for Anti-Tank Obstacles South of Boshill Cross. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV106495Part of: Anti-invasion Defensive Barrier to east of Axe Bridge, Axminster (Monument)
MDV125708Part of: Boshill Cross Strong Point (Monument)
MDV119535Part of: The Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV39361Related to: Structure 350 metres south of Boshill Cross, Axmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 7 2019 4:58PM