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HER Number:MDV105039
Name:Possible Emergency Water Supply Reservoir at the Imperial Hotel

Summary

A possible Second World War Emergency Water Supply reservoir is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The site is now grassed with a path across the site of the reservoir.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 919 630
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5190-5191 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A circular structure 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 small circular structure, approximately 8 metres in diameter, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 to the west of the Imperial Hotel complex. It appears to be sunk into the ground and may be an Emergency Water Supply reservoir of Second World War date. It is not clearly visible on later aerial photographs and the site is now grassed with a path across the site of the reservoir.

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
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5190-5191 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #64502 ]

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:Dec 3 2013 3:53PM