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HER Number:MDV43296
Name:Wreck of the Harmony on Middle Ridge


Site of the wreck of the Harmony, a Polacker schooner which went ashore on the Middle Ridge in 1868.


Grid Reference:SS 43 33
Map Sheet:SS43SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
Civil ParishNortham
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SW/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WRECK (Wrecked, XIX - 1868 AD to 1868 AD)

Full description

Boyle, V. C., 1932, The Bideford Polackers, 121, 429 (Article in Serial). SDV15290.

Coffin shaped.

Bouquet, M., 1963, The North Devon Polaccas, 120-126 (Article in Serial). SDV15604.

'Harmony'. Polacca schooner carrying coal. Went ashore on the Middle Ridge, April 1868. Crew saved by lifeboat.

Dick, A. M., 1992, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV15605.

It is unclear whether she was subsequently salved. A note and c 1906 sketch refer to a West Appledore ketch named Harmony, "formerly a polacker". Other details: Citing Boyle.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 545 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15290Article in Serial: Boyle, V. C.. 1932. The Bideford Polackers. The Mariner's Mirror. 18. Unknown. 121, 429.
SDV15604Article in Serial: Bouquet, M.. 1963. The North Devon Polaccas. The Mariner's Mirror. 49. Unknown. 120-126.
SDV15605Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 1992.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 545.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:35AM