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HER Number:MDV105419
Name:Embarkation Hard at Brixham Harbour

Summary

The Second World War embarkation hard constructed in preparation for D-Day is visible as a structure on aerial photographs after 1942 and from 1946 onwards. It appears to survive in good condition in 2012.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 931 566
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1414427
  • Torbay HER: MTO55653

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EMBARKATION HARD (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1942, RAF/AC39, RAF/AC39 V 74 29-APR-1942 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352346.

No slipway is visible in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3207-3208 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

The embarkation hard is visible as a structure.


Channel Coast Observatory, 2001-2012, Channel Coast Observatory Aerial Photography, Channel Coastal Observatory SX9356_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351226.

The slipway is visible as a structure.


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

The Second World War embarkation hard constructed in preparation for D-Day (MTO55653) is visible as a structure on aerial photographs from 1946 onwards. It is not visible on aerial photographs taken in 1942. Although parts of the upper structure appear to have been resurfaced, it seems to be in good condition in 2012 when the individual slabs can be distinguished on vertical aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3207-3208 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #64864 ]
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 SX9356_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012.
SDV352346Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1942. RAF/AC39. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/AC39 V 74 29-APR-1942.

Associated Monuments

MDV105416Related to: Mooring Point on Brixham Slipway (Monument)

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:May 15 2014 3:10PM