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HER Number:MDV105204
Name:Possible Pillbox North of Hollicombe Gasworks

Summary

A structure depicted on modern mapping is visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s and could be a pillbox, perhaps of locally adapted design. It is possible that substantial remains survive under scrub or tree cover.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 898 624
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishCOCKINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLBOX? (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 roughly hexagonal structure is visible.


RAF, 1949, RAF/58/209 Vp2, RAF/58/209 5091-5092 15-APR-1949 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352287.

A roughly hexagonal structure is visible.


Channel Coast Observatory, 2001-2012, Channel Coast Observatory Aerial Photography, Channel Coastal Observatory SX8962_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351226.

The structure is not visible and the area is obscured by tree or scrub growth.


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

A structure depicted on modern mapping at SX8986062493 is visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1949. It appears to be hexagonal in plan with the southernmost side extended to form a possible entrance. At approximately 4 metres in width the structure could be a pillbox, perhaps of locally adapted design. The area is now scrub or tree covered, so it is possible that substantial remains survive. It has not been transcribed as it is depicted on the modern mapping.

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
SDV351226Aerial Photograph: Channel Coast Observatory. 2001-2012. Channel Coast Observatory Aerial Photography. Channel Coast Observatory. Digital. Channel Coastal Observatory SX8962_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012.
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.
SDV352287Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1949. RAF/58/209 Vp2. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Print. RAF/58/209 5091-5092 15-APR-1949. [Mapped feature: #64666 ]

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 11 2013 12:32PM