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HER Number:MDV48738
Name:Searchlight Emplacement to East of Fort Bovisand, Wembury


Site of searchlight emplacement on the coast to the east of Fort Bovisand. Now demolished.


Grid Reference:SX 488 506
Map Sheet:SX45SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX45SE/18/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Woodward, F. W., 1990, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV342725.

Pye, A., 1992, Plymouth Fortress Survey (Report - non-specific). SDV167755.

Site of searchlight emplacement built circa 1910 as a fighting light for Watch House Battery. Demolished 1960s-1970s. The foundations may still survive in the scrub to the south of the present road although there has been a lot of work in this area due to landslips.

Pye, A. + Woodward, F., 1996, The Historic Defences of Plymouth, 208 (Monograph). SDV167752.

[One of] two searchlight emplacements on the coast east of Fort Bovisand which have been demolished.

Woodward, F. W., 1998, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV337824.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167752Monograph: Pye, A. + Woodward, F.. 1996. The Historic Defences of Plymouth. The Historic Defences of Plymouth. A4 Paperback. 208.
SDV167755Report - non-specific: Pye, A.. 1992. Plymouth Fortress Survey. A4 Unbound.
SDV337824Monograph: Woodward, F. W.. 1998. Forts or Follies? The Story of Plymouth's Palmerston Forts. Hardback Volume.
SDV342725Monograph: Woodward, F. W.. 1990. Plymouth's Defences. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV17323Related to: Fort Bovisand, Wembury (Monument)
MDV17324Related to: Watch House Battery and Ditch, Staddon Heights (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4534 - Survey of Fort Bovisand

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2014 12:19PM