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HER Number:MDV122480
Name:Lifeboat House, Mortehoe, Devon

Summary

Lifeboat House shown on late 19th century mapping and no longer marked on early 20th century maps, although the stucture still remains visible. It opened in 1871 but closed in 1900.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 457 435
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 2577

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIFEBOAT STATION (Opened, XIX - 1871 AD to 1871 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Lifeboat House present on Ordnance Survey 1880s-90s First Edition mapping.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Lifeboat House no longer marked, but structure is still visible on Ordnance Survey 1904-06 Second Edition maps.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Lifeboat established in the 1870s and continued until the station closed in 1900.


University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, FID 3687 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

'Lifeboat house' marked on 1889 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. The RNLI records its opening in 1871 and closure in 1900.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112564 ]
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. FID 3687.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 26 2019 2:35PM