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HER Number:MDV105194
Name:Probable Emergency Water Supply Reservoir on Torquay Road

Summary

A probable Second World War Emergency Water Supply reservoir is visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken in 1946. It is likely to have been removed before 1949.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 893 618
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishPAIGNTON

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 5097-5098 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A circular structure is visible.


RAF, 1949, RAF/58/209 Vp2, RAF/58/209 5060-5061 15-APR-1949 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352287.

The structure is not 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 12 metres in diameter, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 on Torquay Road. It is interpreted as an Emergency Water Supply reservoir of Second World War date. It is not visible on aerial photographs taken in 1949 and the area has since been built over.

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 5097-5098 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #64654 ]
SDV352287Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1949. RAF/58/209 Vp2. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Print. RAF/58/209 5060-5061 15-APR-1949.

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:Oct 10 2013 5:46PM