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Monument Number 1461276

Hob Uid: 1461276
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7598646511
Summary : Ten or more roughly parallel linear earthworks of Second World War date and probable military function are visible on aerial photographs, on the northern slopes of Shilstone Hill.
More information : Ten or more roughly parallel linear earthworks of Second World War date and probable military function are visible on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 76054653, on the northern slopes of Shilstone Hill. Both the form and function of the earthworks is unclear. On aerial photographs of the 1940s they appear to be low earthworks or surface marks, but by 1995 they appear to be shallow ditches or scoops. Regardless of form, they are probably associated with the activities of the military training area which operated across large areas of Exmoor during the Second World War, including Brendon Common. Earthworks similar in appearance can be seen over 2 kilometres to the east (NMR UID 1461258 and 1461259) and in greater numbers 400 metres to the south-west. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3046-7 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95026 078-079 12-MAR-1995
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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 : Military Training Site
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 18119
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 98
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1002147
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461258
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461259
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1461294
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01