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Section of anti-tank ditch. Plotted from air photograph. See also UORN 8552.
(Source: Air Photograph 1946/01/14)
The line of the anti-tank ditch can be seen as a slight swell in the cultivated field, with a darker line of soil showing through the young crop.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/02/05)

Type of site ANTI TANK DITCH
Location Running from S end of Hang Wood across the B3110 road, E to Hog Wood.
Area Hinton Charterhouse, Bath and North East Somerset, England
Grid reference ST 7685 5942
ST 7672 5931 (Scale: 1:10560 )
ST 7683 5942 (Scale: 1:10560 )
ST 7700 5949 (Scale: 1:10560 )
ST 7713 5951 (Scale: 1:10560 )
ST 7722 5955
Period WW2
Condition Infilled
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 ANTI TANK DITCH - S0015367
DOB site reference: S0015367
Reference 1946/01/14 3G/TUD/UK/25 (frs.5165-5166)
Event Field Visit, On 2003/02/05
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Infill, In the period 1946 1950