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HER Number:MDV39541
Name:Appledore Emergency Battery


Site of Emergency coastal battery at Appledore.


Grid Reference:SS 457 306
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/227

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV15884.

Probable battery recorded on RAF 1946 AP at SS45703066. Group of military huts, also single larger flat roofed structure, possibly gun emplacement (APH).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV15888.

APH=RAF/106G/UK/1420/3235/(15/4/1946)/SMR 3/49.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV15889.

Des= Anon. /list of defensive sites in north Devon/(1996)/in SMR.

Hynes, T., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV15890.

Des= Hynes, T.(Hartland heritage coast)/(23/6/1999)/as above.

LIST, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16368.

Set up in 1940 on site of old RNR battery (CRF:SS43SE/285). Manned by Royal Artillery cadre and D company 5th battalion, Devon home guard (List).

Guy, J., 1990, List of Coastal Batteries (Un-published). SDV15882.

Site of coastal battery at Appledore. Armed with 2 x 4 7" guns (Guy).

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Coastal artillery, 1900-56 VI.1 & VI.2, 317 (Report - non-specific). SDV323777.

Site of Emergency coastal battery at Appledore. Dobinson quotes different NGR of SS472-297-. Armed with 2 x 4.7in guns and later replaced by 2 x 4.7in (Naval) guns. Manned by 379 Bty and later by 557 Regt 364 Bty. Other details: AAI.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15882Un-published: Guy, J.. 1990. List of Coastal Batteries. Typescript.
SDV15884Migrated Record: APH.
SDV15888Aerial Photograph:
SDV15889Migrated Record:
SDV15890Migrated Record: Hynes, T..
SDV16368Migrated Record: LIST.
SDV323777Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Coastal artillery, 1900-56 VI.1 & VI.2. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. VI.1 & VI.2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 317.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 5 2021 12:40PM