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HER Number:MDV39586
Name:Salcombe Emergency Battery


Remains of emergency coastal battery at Salcombe.


Grid Reference:SX 730 375
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTERY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Remains of coastal battery at Salcombe. Armed with 2 x 4" guns.

Wasley, G., 1994, Devon at War 1939-1945, 55 (Monograph). SDV165766.

Salcombe was protected by a battery of two 4.5" guns and searchlights manned by 329 battery.

Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YO, 7, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156001.

Jury, R., 1996, Defence of Britain Worksheet (Worksheet). SDV336209.

Site visited on 23rd March 1996. Four 4.5 inch guns, manned by 329 Coastal Battery were said to have been located at Salcombe. The position itself is in private grounds, but substantial remains can be seen. There has been some coastal erosion.

Jury, R., 1996, Salcombe Battery (Worksheet). SDV357315.

Site visited again on 13th June 1996. Photographs (from sea) of site show two gun emplacements, possible searchlight positions and a brick structure which may be the generator house. Annotated map shows probable location of features. Map object based on this source.

Hellis, J., 1996, SX73NW/72 (Correspondence). SDV336206.

Originally armed with 2 x 4" then 2 x 6" guns. The nearby house was used as battery HQ.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156001Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7, 8.
SDV15882Un-published: Guy, J.. 1990. List of Coastal Batteries. Typescript.
SDV165766Monograph: Wasley, G.. 1994. Devon at War 1939-1945. Devon at War. Hardback Volume. 55.
SDV336206Correspondence: Hellis, J.. 1996. SX73NW/72. Email to B. Horner. Printout.
SDV336209Worksheet: Jury, R.. 1996. Defence of Britain Worksheet. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357315Worksheet: Jury, R.. 1996. Salcombe Battery. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2014 11:54AM