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HER Number:MDV123925
Name:Coastguard Lookout, Hope's Nose, Torquay

Summary

In an isolated position lacking camouflage or protection, so probably built as a coastguard lookout and adapted.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 948 635
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO55658

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (World War II - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

A Coastguard lookout, adapted 1939-45 as an Observation Post, survived to at least 1995 but had been demolished by 1999. In an isolated position lacking camouflage so probably built as a coastguard lookout and adapted; its use during the war was as a navy and home guard OP. An associated (?) bunker was reported at rear in 1995. [1]


Fiorato, V.J., 1999, Hope's Nose Observation Point and Bunker (Un-published). SDV362311.

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<1> Jury, R, 1995, Defence of Britain Project Site report form (Un-published). SDV362310.

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Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362311Un-published: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. Hope's Nose Observation Point and Bunker.
SDV362310Un-published: Jury, R. 1995. Defence of Britain Project Site report form.

Associated Monuments

MDV55658Related to: Coastguard Lookout, Hope's Nose (Monument)
MDV54171Related to: Observation Post, Greathill Reservoir, Torbay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7760 - Site visit by R Jury - Nov 1995
  • EDV7867 - Site visit by Veronica Fiorato - June 1999

Date Last Edited:Aug 29 2019 1:14PM