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HER Number:MDV104935
Name:Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery at Hope's Nose

Summary

The site of a probable Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as four circular earthwork gun emplacements and possible associated structures, to the north-east of Whidborne Avenue. The site of the battery has since been developed for housing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 942 636
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/110

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV119124.

Vis=06/11/1995(jury) said to have been a light anti-aircraft battery at hopes nose during the war (dob worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316609.

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


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5188-5189 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Four embanked circular earthwork pits or platforms are visible. Two possible mounds and a small possible structure are visible to the north-east.


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

The site of a probable Second World War Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as four circular earthwork embanked gun emplacements arrayed in an arc, adjacent to two possible associated structures, visible as oval or rectilinear earthwork mounds and a small possible structure. The earthworks are relatively slight and it is possible this is the site of a Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, as suggested by the above authority. The gun-site was located immediately to the north-east of the then newly constructed Whidborne Avenue. The actual site of the battery has since been developed for housing and is now situated within the plots of numbers 12-18 Whidborne Avenue.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV119124Migrated Record:
SDV316609Migrated Record:
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
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5188-5189 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #64389 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV104929Related to: Second World War Slit Trenches (Monument)

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 5:30PM