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Unfilled infantry trenches.
(Source: Book 1999)
Curving lines of slit trenches at the edge of the woods, sometimes a double line, sometimes with connecting spurs. The trenches are about 3ft deep and 3ft wide.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/02/05)

Type of site SLIT TRENCH
Location At the E and S edges of Hog Wood.
Area Hinton Charterhouse, Bath and North East Somerset, England
Grid reference ST 7744 5961
ST 7750 5954
ST 7753 5948
ST 7758 5940
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Earthwork
Recorder Foot, William (English Heritage Defence Areas Project)
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Green - Stop Line - Burnham on Sea to near Melksham (where it joins with the GHQ Line: Blue) and then north to the River Severn at Newnham. This line is also known as the Bristol Outer Line. Manned by VIII Corps.
Photographs View of SLIT TRENCH - S0013996
DOB site reference: S0013996
Reference 1999 Warwalks: Stop Line Green
Event Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, On 2003/02/05