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HER Number:MDV42283
Name:Armada wreck on Slapton Sands


The wreck of a treasure ship, possibly from the Spanish Armada on Slapton Sands is referred to in a document of 1588.


Grid Reference:SX 830 443
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
Civil ParishStokenham
Civil ParishStrete
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84SW/40
  • Tide Project: 24/11/2021

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WRECK (First mentioned, XVI - 1588 AD to 1588 AD)

Full description

Roberts, W. A., 1980, Books on Stokenham, Stokenham Occasional Papers Book 1 (Pamphlet). SDV146480.

There was a petition in 1588 regarding the raiding of a wrecked treasure ship, possibly from the Spanish Armada, on Slapton Sands.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Slapton Sands marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146480Pamphlet: Roberts, W. A.. 1980. Books on Stokenham. Leaflet + Digital. Stokenham Occasional Papers Book 1.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #134543 Exact location unknown. Map object approximate, ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2021 1:28PM