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HER Number:MDV105257
Name:Emergency Water Supply Reservoir on Paignton Green

Summary

A circular structure visible on aerial photographs taken in 1944 was probably a Second World War Emergency Water Supply Reservoir. Its construction seems to post-date September 1941 and it appears to have been removed by 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 893 611
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, 1941, RAF 1416/S481H5, NMR SX8960/7 MSO 31260/PO-12 13-SEP-1941 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352438.

No structure is visible in this location.


United States Airforce, 1944, US/7PH/GP/LOC147, RAF/US/7PH/GP/LOC147 F24 5016 20-JAN-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351618.

A circular structure is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5098-5099 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A pale circular parchmark 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 circular structure is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1944, measuring circa 13 metres in diameter. It appears to be filled with water and was probably a Second World War Emergency Water Supply Reservoir. Its construction seems to post-date September 1941 as it is not visible on aerial photographs taken in this month. The structure appears to have been removed by 1946 when only a pale circular parchmark was visible in this location.

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
SDV351618Aerial Photograph: United States Airforce. 1944. US/7PH/GP/LOC147. United States Airforce. Photograph (Paper). RAF/US/7PH/GP/LOC147 F24 5016 20-JAN-1944. [Mapped feature: #64714 ]
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5098-5099 12-JUL-1946.
SDV352438Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1941. RAF 1416/S481H5. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX8960/7 MSO 31260/PO-12 13-SEP-1941.

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 17 2013 2:13PM