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HER Number:MDV43581
Name:Barracks North of Renney Battery, Wembury


Three single-storey barrack buildings, constructed in 1905-6 to serve Renney and Lentney batteries, are visible as structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards. One structure has been demolished and the remaining buildings converted to dwellings.


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/3/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARRACKS (XX - 1904 AD to 1995 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV161673.

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

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

Vis=12/12/1991 (pye). Three single-storey buildings at sx49424912, sx49444912, sx49454911 with pitched roofs, built of high quality limestone masonry in 1905/6 as garrison accommodation for renney and lentney batteries. Latterly used as officers' and ncos mess, and stores stone outbuildings to rear. Now vacant. Currently (march 1992) the subject of planning permission re conversion (plymouth fortress survey).

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

The battery barracks are visible as structures.

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

The battery barracks are visible in the process of renovation and partial demolition.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

The westernmost and central structures are depicted. The central structure might have been altered as it appears to be in a slightly different position or differently proportioned from that visible on the 1945 aerial photograph, although this might be an effect of the aerial photograph rectification.

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

Three single-storey buildings, presumably the barracks described above, are visible as structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards. Aerial photographs of 1995 reveal the easternmost structure being demolished and the remaining buildings in the process of being converted to dwellings. Only those structures not depicted on the current Ordnance Survey digital base map have been transcribed. The extant central structure is likely to be original but might have undergone significant alteration.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161673Migrated Record:
SDV167757Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP YW 13-15 08-AUG-1995.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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: #91765 ]

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 22 2014 5:28PM