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Monument Number 1124052

Hob Uid: 1124052
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9306648361
Summary : A Second World War target railway was located at East Myne and is visible as an earthwork. The railway has been removed and now consists only of a smoothed terrace which measures 300m long by 13 m wide and is orientated northwest/southeast along the hillside. At either end are substantial earthen mounds (recorded separately under SS 94 NW 113 and 115).
More information : World War II target railway, with a location sketch plan. located by, and associated with the other tank training facilities on North Hill. The target railway was constructed during 1939 to 1945 and is currently in a poor condition. (1)

A WWII Target Railway at East Myne, running for 90 m from SS 93066 48361 to SS 93284 48295. The railway has been removed and now consists only of a smoothed terrace 13 m wide along the hillside. At either end are substantial earthen mounds (recorded separately under SS 94 NW 113 and 115). (2)

The target railway referred to above (1-2) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The terrace on which the railway was constructed is centred at SS 9316 4833 and measures 36m long by 15m wide. (3-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 26 Feb 98 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 162-163 17-APR-1979
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Railway, Target
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35524
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 78
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 114
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01