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HER Number:MDV45998
Name:Montagu Steps, Lundy


Montague Steps cut into the cliff to facilitate salvage operations on HMS Montagu which struck Lundy in May 1906.


Grid Reference:SS 131 435
Map Sheet:SS14SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14SW/114
  • Tide Project: 28/09/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STAIRS (Constructed, Edwardian - 1906 AD to 1906 AD)

Full description

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 101,102,138 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

Montagu Steps. Steps cut into the cliff to facilitate salvage operations on HMS Montagu which struck Lundy on 30th May 1906. Salvage work continued until 1922. The steps are maintained by the Lundy Field Society.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Montagu Steps marked.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Montagu Steps. The remains of rock-cut steps constructed in 1907 in order to assist with the salvage of HMS Montagu (Schedule entry 1440450); a Royal Naval battleship which ran aground off south-west Lundy in 1906. The Steps comprise a series of steps cut into the cliff face and formed part of an aerial walkway connecting the Montagu with Lundy Island.
See listing description for full details.
Date first scheduled: 17th September 2019

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 101,102,138.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #121959 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV46048Part of: HMS Montagu grounded on rocks off Shutter Point, Lundy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2020 2:55PM