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HER Number:MDV102371
Name:Possible Second World War structure at Portledge Mouth.

Summary

A small rectangular structure on an oval earthwork mound are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, at Portledge Mouth, Alwington. The function of the structure is unknown, but it may be related to that of a larger, earlier structure, depicted on the Ordnance Survey Second Edition 25 inch map or be of Second World War military function.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 387 247
Map Sheet:SS32SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAlwington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishALWINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRUCTURE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

A large rectangular structure of unkown function is depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5035 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

A small rectangular structure is visible overlooking the cliff edge.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A small rectangular structure circa 5 by 4 metres in size, located on a low oval earthwork mound is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, at Portledge Mouth, Alwington. The function of the structure is unknown, but it might be related to that of a larger, earlier structure, depicted on the Ordnance Survey Second Edition 25 inch map. Alternatively, it might be of Second World War military function.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5035 19-APR-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV75047Related to: Building at Portledge Mouth, Alwington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 25 2012 2:33PM