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HER Number:MDV39399
Name:Home Guard Observation Post, Malborough Green


Vis=estimated -/-/1988 (hellis). Stone wall added to cemetery wall to form approximately 15' square area, five loop holes face down road towards the sea.(hellis 1990).


Grid Reference:SX 706 397
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/71

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOME GUARD OBSERVATION POST (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

HELLIS 1990, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV139510.

Vis=estimated -/-/1988 (hellis). Stone wall added to cemetery wall to form approximately 15' square area, five loop holes face down road towards the sea.(hellis 1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139511.

Des=hellis, j. /ms list of defensive sites(1990)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139512.

Hellis, j. /fortress/14(aug 1992)46/the taunton stop line.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139513.

Des=photo (hellis, j. )/2/6/1989)/jh site 00147/copy in smr.

Horner, W., 2013, Malborough Pound (Ground Photograph). SDV355751.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

This monument includes an animal pound at the south-west corner of All Saint's churchyard, on the village green. It is now used as a public rest area and garden. The animal pound is a square walled enclosure, adjoining the churchyard to its east. It is entered by a gateway on the north side with one freestanding gatepost of rough schist. The pound walls of mortared schist rubble are 0.5m thick and stand up to 1.05m high. A number of small holes on the west side have been opened out from recesses opening into the pound, measuring from 0.4m to 0.5m wide and set 0.6m from the ground. It is understood that these are rifle loops from the World War II, when the pound was adapted for use as a Home Guard post. The floor inside the pound has recently been laid with moulded blue stable bricks. Excluded from the scheduling are all modern surfacings both within the pound and where these fall within the monument's 2m protective margin, although the ground beneath them is included.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139510Report - Survey: HELLIS 1990.
SDV139511Migrated Record:
SDV139512Migrated Record:
SDV139513Migrated Record:
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90286 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV355751Ground Photograph: Horner, W.. 2013. Malborough Pound. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV63613Related to: Malborough Pound (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2014 4:59PM