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HER Number:MDV43580
Name:Renney Battery, Second World War Generator Building

Summary

Two single-storey buildings, the Second World War generator and possible transformer buildings for Renney Battery and associated camp, are visible as structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards. Both have now been demolished and the remaining camp buildings converted to dwellings.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 494 491
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/3/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161765.

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 and 20/3/1992 (pye). Single storey flat-roofed concrete structure which housed generators powering the two searchlights, and lighting in the buildings comprising renney battery. An integral part of the site, and a particularly well preserved example. Has original steel doors and window shutters and concrete ventilation grilles. A square building of similar character immediately to the east probably housed the transformer. Both built in 1941, replacing an earlier engine house (site unknown) built in 1933 with the searchlights. Outline planning permission granted for demolition (march 1992) (plymouth fortress survey).


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

The generator and possible transformer building are visible as structures.


Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YW, DAP YW 13-15 08-AUG-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV167757.

The structures have been levelled.


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

Two single-storey buildings, probably the Second World War generator and transformer buildings for Renney Battery and associated camp are visible as structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards. Aerial photographs of 1995 reveal the structures demolished to ground level and the remaining barracks buildings in the process of being converted to dwellings. The site of the structures has now been developed for housing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161765Migrated Record:
SDV167757Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP YW 13-15 08-AUG-1995.
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: #91764 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13723Part of: Renney Battery (Building)
MDV103970Part of: Renney Battery, Second World War Barracks (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 29 2013 1:01PM