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HER Number:MDV49987
Name:Royal Sands Hotel

Summary

A range of buildings of post-medieval date are depicted on historic maps of approximately the 1880’s-90’s and visible as structures on aerial photographs from 1941 onwards, at the Royal Sands Hotel, Slapton Bridge.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 828 442
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84SW/63

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157725.

"royal sands hotel" marked on os 6" (1907) map. Not on 6" (1963) (os).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157726.

Appears as ruins on raf 1946 ap's. Possibly destroyed during wartime (pre-d. Day) manoeuvres or by marine erosion, or both (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157727.

Des=os 6" (1907) 133se.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV157728.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890/3044-5/(10/12/1946).

Royal Air Force, 1941, RAF/1416/S314H53, NMR SX 8243/13 RAF 31214/PO-60 10-JUL-1941 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351452.

A range of buildings of the Royal Sands Hotel are visible as structures.

United States Airforce, 1943, US/7PH/GP/LOC133, US/30GR/LOC41 V 039-040 27-APR-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351450.

A range of buildings of the Royal Sands Hotel are visible as structures.

United States Airforce, 1944, US/30GR/LOC41, US/30GR/LOC41 V 039-040 27-APR-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351485.

The former buildings of the Royal Sands Hotel are visible as a range of demolished structures.

Royal Air Force, 1951, RAF/540/497, RAF/540/497 RS 4137-38 12-MAY-1951 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351212.

The former buildings of the Royal Sands Hotel are visible as a range of demolished structures.

Ordnance Survey, 1976, OS/76038, OS/76038 V 016-017 26-APR-1976 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351458.

The site of the former Royal Sands Hotel has been levelled.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2013 - 2014, South Devon Coast RCZAS National Mapping Programme Project Site Visit, February 2014 (Site Visit). SDV351142.

A wall with a depth of overburden above was visible eroding out of the shoreline at Slapton after storms early in 2014, and is probably part of the remains of the Royal Sands Hotel.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

A range of buildings of post-medieval date are visible as structures on historic maps of approximately the 1880’s-90’s and on aerial photographs from 1941 onwards, at the Royal Sands Hotel, Slapton Bridge. The buildings remain intact on aerial photographs of 1943, although by 1944 have been given over for military training purposes in preparation for the Normandy landings where they are visible as a range of demolished structures. The demolished structures are visible on aerial photographs up to 1951 and have been completely levelled by 1976.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157725Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV157726Migrated Record: APH.
SDV157727Migrated Record:
SDV157728Aerial Photograph:
SDV351142Site Visit: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2013 - 2014. South Devon Coast RCZAS National Mapping Programme Project Site Visit. AC Archaeology. Digital. February 2014.
Linked images:48
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351212Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. RAF/540/497. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/497 RS 4137-38 12-MAY-1951.
SDV351450Aerial Photograph: United States Airforce. 1943. US/7PH/GP/LOC133. United States Airforce. Photograph (Paper). US/30GR/LOC41 V 039-040 27-APR-1944.
SDV351452Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1941. RAF/1416/S314H53. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX 8243/13 RAF 31214/PO-60 10-JUL-1941.
SDV351458Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1976. OS/76038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/76038 V 016-017 26-APR-1976.
SDV351485Aerial Photograph: United States Airforce. 1944. US/30GR/LOC41. United States Airforce. Photograph (Paper). US/30GR/LOC41 V 039-040 27-APR-1944.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2020 10:47AM