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HER Number:MDV75612
Name:Anti-Tank Cubes on East Side of Axminster


Two concrete tank traps in the stream at the southern end of a section of an anti-tank ditch on the east side of Axminster. Part of the Axminster fortified area on the Second World War Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:SY 298 977
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon, 6, Fig. 7, Pl. 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV342566.

Site 12. Two in situ tank traps were located at the northern corner of the stream, where it turns south to flow through a wide gully circa 5 metres deep. They are constructed of concrete and are circa 1.2 metres by 1.2 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342566Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6, Fig. 7, Pl. 4. [Mapped feature: #48237 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV45243Part of: Axminster Strong Point on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV75613Related to: Anti-Tank Cubes on East Side of Axminster (Monument)
MDV48159Related to: Anti-Tank Ditch around south-east side of Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4523 - Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2018 3:08PM