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HER Number:MDV105033
Name:Wreck East of Teignmouth Former Gasworks

Summary

A wreck of probable mid-twentieth century date is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of the 1950s and 1960s in the intertidal zone on the north bank of the Teign, adjacent to the site of the former gas works. The wreck is not visible on later images available to the survey. It is unlikely that the structure survive in-situ.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 927 728
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
DistrictTeignbridge

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WRECK (XX to XXI - 1946 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1951, RAF/58/680, RAF/58/680 4042-4043 15-MAY-1951 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351617.

The outline of a wrecked boat is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1960, RAF/58/3510 F21, RAF/58/3510 F21 130-131 22-APR-1960 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352350.

The outline of a wrecked boat is visible.


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

A wreck of probable mid-twentieth century date is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of the 1950s and 1960s, in the intertidal zone on the north bank of the Teign, adjacent to the site of the former gas works. The outline of the vessel, which appears to be submerged in estuarine silt, measures circa fifteen metres long and five metres wide. The reclaimed area of the former gas works site has now been extended eastwards over the location of the wreck, and has probably affected the survival of the intertidal deposits.

Sources / Further Reading

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
SDV351617Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. RAF/58/680. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/680 4042-4043 15-MAY-1951.
SDV352350Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1960. RAF/58/3510 F21. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/3510 F21 130-131 22-APR-1960.

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:Jun 18 2014 1:17PM