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HER Number:MDV48765
Name:Observation Post at Staddon Heights, Wembury


Small rectangular concrete structure. Now in poor condition.


Grid Reference:SX 487 509
Map Sheet:SX45SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX45SE/451

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160750.

Des=plymouth fortress survey/pye, a.(1992)/bovisand/copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160751.

Pro wo192/122 grenville fort record books c 1903 and 1915.

PLYMOUTH FORTRESS SURVEY, 1992, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV27236.

Vis=-/1/1992 (pye) a small rectangular concrete structure with a door at the rear and a high window (shuttered) facing seawards and open to the sides as well as to the front. Access via a sunken trackway down from staddon battery to the north. Probably originated as a world war i or wwii observation post or searchlight directing post. May have been used in conjunction with the adjoining submarine mine observation station. Derelict. In poor condition; roof collapsing (plymouth fortress survey).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160750Migrated Record:
SDV160751Migrated Record:
SDV27236Migrated Record: PLYMOUTH FORTRESS SURVEY. 1992.

Associated Monuments

MDV126638Part of: Submarine mine observation station west of Watch House Battery, Wembury. (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2019 4:51PM