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HER Number:MDV102851
Name:Possible wreck south of Higher Strand

Summary

A possible wreck of unknown date is visible as a structure on military oblique aerial photographs of August 1960, located in the inter-tidal zone of the River Taw near Higher Strand. It is not visible on any later aerial photographs available to the survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 529 339
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WRECK? (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1960, RAF/543/1017, NMR RAF/543/1017 PSFO 0057 (SS5333/1) 10-AUG-1960 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349659.

A possible inter-tidal structure is visible.


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

A possible wreck of unknown date is visible on military oblique aerial photographs of August 1960, as a curved structure centred on circa SS 52753396 near Higher Strand in the inter-tidal zone of the River Taw. The possible structure is visible eroding from the eastern edge of the river channel. It is defined by two narrow curved linear features which outline the shape of a possible wreck measuring circa 15 metres long and 4 metres broad. The channels of the River Taw are continuously shifting and the possible wreck is not visible on any later aerial photographs available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

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
SDV349659Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1960. RAF/543/1017. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/543/1017 PSFO 0057 (SS5333/1) 10-AUG-1960. [Mapped feature: #62352 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2013 3:00PM