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Monument Number 1132297

Hob Uid: 1132297
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9078148344
Summary : The remains of a Second World War observation post are visible as an earthwork on Bossington Hill. The post is defined by an earth and stone mound measuring 30m by 20m and 4 metres high. The remains of the entrance in the form of a metal door frame are located on the north side of the mound and part of the concrete roof is still in position. The post is associated with Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64.
More information : The remains of an observation post lie on Bossington Hill at SS 9077 4835. A mound of earth and stone30 x 20 x 4m high has an entrance on its northern side. The entrance is approached via concrete steps down to a metal door. Some of the concrete blast roof is still in position. Part of the mounting for the target from the target railway to the southeast has been pushed into the entrance. Three slit trenches and various concrete lumps lie to the south of the mound. The observation post functioned as part of the WWII tank training range on Bossington Hill, Selworthy Beacon and North Hill (1).

The observation post referred to above (1) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The post is defined by an earthen mound that is centred at SS 9077 4835 and which measures 28m by 16m. The post was part of the Second World War tank training activities recorded as SS 94 NW 64, UID 1102198. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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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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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 160-161 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 : Observation Post, Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35514
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 145
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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