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HER Number:MDV50849
Name:Site of Anti Glider Posts at Westward Ho!

Summary

The beach at Westward Ho! was covered with anti-glider/landing posts during the Second World War.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 431 298
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/41

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • AIRCRAFT OBSTRUCTION (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Hale, C., 1994, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV5112.

Beach at Westward Ho! was covered with anti-glider/landing posts in world war II. Posts still visible at low tide.


Horner, B., 2002, Anti Glider Post (Personal Comment). SDV340185.

Description in Parish File


Horner, B., 2002, Defence of Britain Worksheet (Ground Photograph). SDV5110.

Anti-glider post alignment visible


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 126 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 126.
SDV340185Personal Comment: Horner, B.. 2002. Anti Glider Post. Unknown.
SDV5110Ground Photograph: Horner, B.. 2002. Defence of Britain Worksheet. Slide.
SDV5112Correspondence: Hale, C.. 1994. Letter to Historic Environment Record. Letter + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV102477Related to: Second World War coastal anti-invasion defences (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2015 3:39PM