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Monument Number 1132536

Hob Uid: 1132536
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9156348801
Summary : The remains of a possible Second World War observation post are visible as an earthwork on above Henners Combe. The post is defined by platform terraced in to the steep north facing hillside. There appears to be a hollowed area to the west which probably housed the observation post. The post is associated with Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64.
More information : The remains of a military structure lie above Henners Combe at SS 9155 4880. The site was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The remains comprise a platform terraced into the steep hillside; some concrete rubble lies on the E side. The site is overgrown with dense gorse, making further observation difficult. It may be an observation post or gun position. The site is associated with the WWII tank training ranges on Bossington Hill, Selworthy Beacon and North Hill (1).

The possible observation post referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is defined by platform centred at SS 9155 4880. There appears to be a hollowed area to the west which probably housed the observation post. The post was part of the Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64, UID 1102198. (2-3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Observation
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4012-4013 11-JUL-1946
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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 : Observation Post, Hollow, Platform
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35868
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 151
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1102198
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
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