Target Railway A, East Myne, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115494 / MNA167602
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Minehead Without; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 9317 4833
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A Second World War Target Railway is defined by a terrace 13m wide cut along the hillside for 90m. It was used for tank training during the war.

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Monument Types

  • TARGET RAILWAY (Mid 20th C - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)


A terrace 13m wide cut along the hillside for 90m as a target railway for training during World War II.It is set running southeast from site 115493 to 115495. [Location refers to Western end of terrace - 115495 denotes Eastern end] Condition: good. [1]

The Second World War Target Railway was visible on historical aerial photographs and mapped as part of the Severn Estuary RCZAS mapping project. Further information, sources and photograph references are available in the Exmoor National Park HER record MSO7665. [2]


  • SNA69539 - Collection: Exmoor National Park Authority. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record (HER). MSO7665. [Mapped feature: #180916 ]

  • SZN48220 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey, Somerset.


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Associated Events

  • ENA3149 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate 2001

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