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Monument Number 1132289

Hob Uid: 1132289
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9101548132
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 35m by 20m and 6 metres high with the remains of a stone wall on the top. The remains of the entrance in the form of a metal door frame are just visible on the N side of the mound. 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, centred at SS 9100 4812. The features were surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The remains comprise a substantial earth and stone mound, 35 x 20 x 6m high. The remains of a stone wall lie on the top of the mound. The remains of the entrance in the form of a metal door frame are just visible on the N side of the mound.

The observation post functioned as part of the WWII tank training range, and is close to the target railway (SS 94 NW 143) (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 9100 4812 and which measures 30m by 21m. 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 : 35793
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 144
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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