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HER Number:MDV51619
Name:World War II Anti-Aircraft Battery on Netton Down

Summary

Site of World War II Anti-Aircraft Battery on Netton Down. The distinctive circular shape of one of the emplacements suggests it was for a 5.25 inch gun.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 462
Map Sheet:SX54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton and Noss
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishREVELSTOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 100381
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX54NE/54/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138264.

Netton anti-aircraft battery. Four further emplacements of a different type to the main battery are recorded on the 1946 ap. Linked to barracks etc. To n by a track (aph).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV138265.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890/1082/(10/12/1946)/smr 60/8.


Brown, I., Burridge, D. Clarke, D., Guy, J., Hellis, J., Lowry, B., Ruckley, N. & Thomas, R., 1996, 20th Century Defences in Britain: An Introductory Guide., 52, Fig. 56 (Monograph). SDV349907.

The 5.25 inch installation comprised a deep circular gun pit surrounded by ammuniton lockers attached to a rectangular machinery room. The gun was mounted on a raised concrete pedestal in a steel turret in the centre of the pit.


Dobinson, C., 2001, AA Command. Britain's Anti-aircraft Defences of World War II, Fig. 36 (Monograph). SDV361474.

Illustration showing the emplacement design for the 5.25 inch gun.


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


Beanse, A., 2018, Heritage Gateway feedback about Monument ID: MDV51619 (Correspondence). SDV361473.

The emplacements were probably for 5.25 inch guns, which are quite distinctive in shape. Netton was one of four batteries around Plymouth chosen to receive these guns.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138264Migrated Record: APH.
SDV138265Aerial Photograph:
SDV349907Monograph: Brown, I., Burridge, D. Clarke, D., Guy, J., Hellis, J., Lowry, B., Ruckley, N. & Thomas, R.. 1996. 20th Century Defences in Britain: An Introductory Guide.. 20th Century Defences in Britain: An Introductory Guide.. Paperback Volume. 52, Fig. 56.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361473Correspondence: Beanse, A.. 2018. Heritage Gateway feedback about Monument ID: MDV51619. Heritage Gateway Feedback. Digital.
SDV361474Monograph: Dobinson, C.. 2001. AA Command. Britain's Anti-aircraft Defences of World War II. AA Command. Britain's Anti-aircraft Defences of World War II. Unknown. Fig. 36.

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:Jun 20 2018 2:47PM