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HER Number:MDV44910
Name:Salcombe, Lifeboat House


19th century Lifeboat House in Salcombe closed in 1925


Grid Reference:SX 728 376
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/87
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIFEBOAT STATION (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 138NW (Cartographic). SDV174398.

'Lifeboat House' marked on 1907 6 inch Ordnance Survey map but not on 1963 map.

Department of Environment, 1974, Salcombe, 24 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155971.

Built 1867 and given by Richard Durant of Sharpham. Stone. Slate roof. Shaped Dutch gable ends surmounted by pointed finials. Inscription recording the gift set in pseudo-Venetian window effect below one gable end and above the life-boat doors. Two small gabled dormers to the longer sides.

Murch, M. + Murch, D. + Fairweather, L., 1982, Untitled Source, 27 (Monograph). SDV335930.

Tanner, K., 1988, Untitled Source, 94 (Monograph). SDV335929.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV174932.

Lifeboat House built c 1870; closed 1925. Shown on first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps. DoE date the construction to 1867, although local sources claim it was built in 1877/8.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155971List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1974. Salcombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 24.
SDV174398Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 138NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV174932Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.58. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV335929Monograph: Tanner, K.. 1988. Around Kingsbridge in Old Photographs. Unknown. 94.
SDV335930Monograph: Murch, M. + Murch, D. + Fairweather, L.. 1982. Salcombe Harbour Remembered. Unknown. 27.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3854 - Archaeological assessment of SWW Salcombe marine discharge scheme

Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2009 7:50AM