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HER Number:MDV43578
Name:Renney Battery, Second World War Observation Post

Summary

Site of First and Second World War Observation Post at Renney Battery. The Observation Post is visible as an irregularly shaped structure to the north of the battery trackway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 495 489
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/3/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTERY OBSERVATION POST (World War I to World War II - 1914 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160560.

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


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

Vis=12/12/1991 (pye). Site of battery observation post (wwi and ii) for renney battery. Demolished, probably within last decade. Other buildings added during wwii. All marked on 1963 1:2500 os (plan sx4948) (plymouth fortress survey).


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

An irregularly shaped structure is visible.


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

An irregularly shaped flat roofed building approximately 12 metres metres across is visible as a structure to the north of the battery trackway or road on aerial photographs of 1945. A low tower roughly 3 by 4 metres in plan projects from the southern half of the structure. The function of the structure is not apparent from the aerial photographs alone but the presence of the tower might support the above interpretation of this building as a Battery Observation Post. The structure has now been demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160560Migrated Record:
SDV27236Migrated Record: PLYMOUTH FORTRESS SURVEY.
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: #91761 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13723Part of: Renney Battery (Building)

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 5:25PM