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HER Number:MDV54149
Name:World War II Pillbox at Wembury


World War II pillbox at Wembury, at head of coombe inland from Wembury beach.


Grid Reference:SX 519 487
Map Sheet:SX54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1421002
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX54NW/103

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176117.

Des=slide/(23/3/1995)/in smr.

Wills, H., 1985, Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes, 74 (Monograph). SDV336210.

Wills lists polygonal s facing pillbox, of mixed construction, at sx519486 (wills).

Clamp, A. L., 1995, Pillbox at Wembury (Worksheet). SDV176119.

Concrete pillbox now much overgrown, close to the entrance of a small road running up to St Werburgh's church. Defended the approach of the small valley running up from Wembury Beach, a quarter of a mile from the beach.

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

Horner, W., 23/03/1995, World War II Pillbox at Wembury (Personal Comment). SDV176116.

Site visit on 23rd March 1995. Concrete pillbox standing on rising ground at head of coombe inland from Wembury beach. Now at foot of private garden. Unable to get sufficiently close to fully investigate but appears to be in good condition and is polygonal.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176116Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 23/03/1995. World War II Pillbox at Wembury.
SDV176117Migrated Record:
SDV176119Worksheet: Clamp, A. L.. 1995. Pillbox at Wembury. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV336210Monograph: Wills, H.. 1985. Wills, H. 1985 Pillboxes. Pillboxes. Unknown. 74.
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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2015 1:54PM