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HER Number:MDV104934
Name:Coastguard Lookout, Hope's Nose

Summary

A possible coastguard lookout is visible on aerial photographs of the 1950s to the 1980s as a structure on Hope's Nose. Previously interpreted as being of Second World War date, the structure was probably of post-war construction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 948 635
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1420973
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XX - 1947 AD to 1988 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV119124.

Vis=06/11/1995(jury) hopes nose observation post. Shown on map as coastguard lookout. Used during the war as a navy and home guard op and thought to have been built at that time. Associated bunker still survives bricked up at rear of op (dob worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316613.

Des=dob worksheet (jury, r. )/ (1995).


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2236-2237 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

The structure is not visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF/58/2549, RAF/58/2549 PSFO-P2-0172 - PSFO-P2-0173 27-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351446.

The probable lookout structure is clearly visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1988, OS/88090, OS/88090 157-158 11-MAY-1988 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352222.

The probable lookout structure is not visible and has probably been removed.


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

A possible coastguard lookout is visible on aerial photographs of the 1950s to the 1980s as a rectilinear structure on Hope's Nose. The structure resembles a Battery Observation point which might have led to it previously being interpreted as of Second World War construction. However the structure cannot be seen on aerial photographs of 1946 and was therefore probably of post-war date. It is depicted and annotated as ‘coastguard lookout ‘ on the 1953-1969 Ordnance Survey A edition imperial map, and has therefore not been transcribed. It is not visible on aerial photographs available to the survey post-dating 1988 and appears to have been demolished. It is possible some traces of the structure remain in-situ.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV119124Migrated Record:
SDV316613Migrated Record:
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2236-2237 10-DEC-1946.
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
SDV351446Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF/58/2549. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/2549 PSFO-P2-0172 - PSFO-P2-0173 27-AUG-1958.
SDV352222Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1988. OS/88090. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/88090 157-158 11-MAY-1988.

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:Aug 15 2017 5:29PM