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HER Number:MDV128832
Name:Five cannon at Bideford Bar


Five guns are recorded as being seen in low water near Bideford Bar in 1858. Two were recovered and may be the ones at Buckland House.


Grid Reference:SS 430 330
Map Sheet:SS43SW
Admin AreaDevon
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Tide Project: 07/08/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (XIX - 1858 AD to 1858 AD)

Full description

Brock, B. + Brock, A., 1998, HMS Weazle 1782-1799, 67 (Monograph). SDV73906.

The North Devon Journal records five guns being seen in low water near Bideford Bar off Northam Burrows in 1858, two of which were retrieved. These were reportedly taken to Glenburnie House. They may be the ones now [1998] in the grounds of Buckland House.

Horner, B., 2020, Five guns near Bideford Bar (Personal Comment). SDV363791.

Five guns are recorded in the North Devon Journal as being seen in low water near Bideford Bar off Northam Burrows in 1858, two of which were retrieved. They were attributed to HMS Weazle but they are referred to as long 18 pound type and so may not have been from this ship. Also their location so far south of the site of the Weazle wreck site (at c.SS4333) may also point to another vessel such as the French ship carrying ordnance which was lost off Bideford Bar in 1689 but many other ships have also been lost in that area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363791Personal Comment: Horner, B.. 2020. Five guns near Bideford Bar. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126720 ]
SDV73906Monograph: Brock, B. + Brock, A.. 1998. HMS Weazle 1782-1799. HMS Weazle 1782-1799. Unknown. 67.

Associated Monuments

MDV11860Related to: Buckland Manor (Building)
MDV58263Related to: Wreck of French Vessel at Bideford Bar (Monument)
MDV14591Related to: Wreck of HMS Weazle off Baggy Point (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV7404 - CANNON (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2020 3:25PM