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HER Number:MDV51618
Name:Plymouth, Netton AA Battery


Netton anti-aircraft battery. Visible on 1946 RAF AP. Six emplacements in semi-circle.


Grid Reference:SX 557 463
Map Sheet:SX54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton and Noss
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishREVELSTOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 100380
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX54NE/54

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SUBSHEETS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138241.

Netton anti-aircraft battery. Visible on 1946 RAF AP. Six emplacements in semi-circle at above NGR. Also assorted buildings and other emplacements (see subsheets) (APH).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138243.

Plymouth Fortress Survey/ Pye, A. /(1993)231/ copy in SMR.

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

Vis=-/07/1993 (Pye) Probable location is in a field to the south-west of the national trust car park leading to stoke down on the west flank of the hill just to the south-east of Netton farm, where a road is shown going up to the south-western boundary of the field on the 1950s OS 1:2500 map. The battery was demolished just after the war. The national trust noticeboard at the car park mentions a WWII complex in this field. It was apparently established in 1942 (fsg) although the exact armament is not known. The access track is not shown on more recent maps (Plymouth Fortress Survey).

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 1082 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

RAF/CPE/UK/1890/1082/(10/12/1946)/SMR 60/8. Other details: 60/8.

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46 (Monograph). SDV323690.

Heavy AA Battery at Netton, Plymouth. Site does not appear to have been armed or equipped with radar. 15 Jan 1946 Netton AA Battery designated as Nucleus Force site with guns to be held in Ordnance Depot.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138241Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEETS.
SDV138243Migrated Record:
SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1082.
SDV323690Monograph: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. I.4. A4 Bound.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV103817Part of: Netton Down Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery and Associated Camp (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2015 2:38PM