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HER Number:MDV44088
Name:Lentney Battery, World War II Observation Post

Summary

The Second World War Battery Observation Post at Lentney Battery is visible as an earthwork embanked rectangular structure on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, immediately to the rear of the battery gun emplacements. No evidence of the observation post is visible on aerial photographs of 2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 493 494
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/4/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

PLYMOUTH DEFENCES SURVEY, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV144277.

Vis=12/12/1991 (pye). Battery observation post to the rear of lentney battery; built c 1941 on site of original one (1905). Now demolished; outline of foundations visible (plymouth defences survey).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145550.

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


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RP 3110-3111 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

A rectangular earthwork embanked structure is visible.


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

The Battery Observation Post is not visible. Any remains may be obscured by scrub vegetation.


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

The Second World War Battery Observation Post at Lentney Battery is visible as an earthwork embanked rectangular structure on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, immediately to the east of Lentney Battery gun emplacements. The visible structure measures circa six by four metres in plan but additional elements might have been concealed by the protective earthwork. The observation post earthwork and structure are not visible on recent images available to the survey and appear to have been demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144277Report - Survey: PLYMOUTH DEFENCES SURVEY.
SDV145550Migrated Record:
SDV349355Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4949 22-MAY-2007.
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RP 3110-3111 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #92065 ]
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

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 5:33PM