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HER Number:MDV44092
Name:Second World War Gun Emplacement at Lentney Battery

Summary

A Second World War coastal artillery battery gun emplacement is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, overlooking the coastal cliffs below Lentney Battery. The emplacement is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s but cannot be clearly seen on the most recent images available to the survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 491 492
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/4/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Vis=12/12/1991 (pye). The central one of three emplacements used for trials and training in world war ii; located 'en barbette' on a terrace just below coastal footpath c 180m sw of lentney battery. A raised circular concrete drum; later sheared off and an octagonal iron plate with bolt holes fitted. Possibly originally was the site of the two 6" bl naval guns used for training in world war ii, and was later converted for testing captured german and french guns of unknown type (f. W. Woodward pers comm). No associated buildings survive; there is a retaining wall at the rear of the terrace (plymouth defences survey).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144278.

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 square concrete gun emplacement and small associated structure are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF 58/2546, NMR SX 4849/2-3 RAF 30136/PSF0-P1 0386-7 26-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351257.

A probable practise gun emplacement remains visible as a structure overlooking the coast.


Ordnance Survey, 1969, OS/69292, OS/69292 V 023-024 28-JUN-1969 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351291.

The coastal battery emplacement remains visible although the associated structure has been removed.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV349355.

The coastal battery emplacement 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.

A Second World War coastal battery gun emplacement is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, overlooking the coastal cliffs below Lentney Battery. It is one of three emplacements recorded on this section of coastline associated with Lentney Battery. The emplacement is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as a low, probably concrete emplacement roughly 5 metres square, at the centre of which a possible gun hold-fast is visible. The emplacement remains visible on aerial photographs of 1969 but cannot be clearly seen on the most recent images available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144277Report - Survey: PLYMOUTH DEFENCES SURVEY.
SDV144278Migrated Record:
SDV349355Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital.
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: #92069 ]
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
SDV351257Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF 58/2546. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX 4849/2-3 RAF 30136/PSF0-P1 0386-7 26-AUG-1958.
SDV351291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69292. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/69292 V 023-024 28-JUN-1969.

Associated Monuments

MDV39300Part of: Plymouth, Lentney 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 5:37PM