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HER Number:MDV43576
Name:Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Emplacement at Renney Camp

Summary

The possible site of a Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery gun emplacement is visible as an earthwork embanked platform and possibly associated structure on aerial photographs of the 1940s, immediately to the west of Renney Battery.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 493 490
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/3/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160598.

Des=plymouth fortress survey/pye, a.(12/12/1991)/copy and plans in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160599.

Dobinson, c.(cba)/20th century fortifications in england/i.4(1996)800-1/anti-aircraft artillery 1914-46/site gazetteer:laa.


Dobinson, C. S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160625.

In may 1943 two bofors 40mm aa guns are documented at renney battery (dobinson).


PLYMOUTH FORTRESS SURVEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV27236.

Vis=12/12/1991 (pye) small approximately circular earthwork terrace to nw of renney battery. Probably site of one of two bofors 40mm aa guns installed in 1943 to protect the battery from strafing (plymouth fortress survey).


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/871, RAF/106G/UK/871 6117-6118 30-SEP-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351258.

An earthwork embanked platform and rectangular structure are visible.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4949 22-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349355.

The earthwork platform and structure are not visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

The possible site of a Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery gun emplacement is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as a reversed D-shaped earthwork embanked platform approximately 7 metres in diameter, immediately to the west of Renney Battery. A rectangular structure approximately 8 metres south-east of the platform, possible a half-roofed, half open Type 23 pillbox that often enclosed a light anti-aircraft machine gun, may also be associated with the possible emplacement. Neither the platform nor the possible pillbox can be seen on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2007.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160598Migrated Record:
SDV160599Migrated Record:
SDV160625Migrated Record: Dobinson, C. S..
SDV27236Migrated Record: PLYMOUTH FORTRESS SURVEY.
SDV349355Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4949 22-MAY-2007.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351258Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/871. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/871 6117-6118 30-SEP-1945. [Mapped feature: #91759 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13723Part of: Renney Battery (Building)
MDV43575Related to: Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Emplacement at Renney Camp (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:May 22 2014 5:23PM