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HER Number:MDV55658
Name:Coastguard Lookout, Hope's Nose


A possible coastguard lookout is visible on aerial photographs of the 1950s to the 1980s as a structure on Hope's Nose. Previously interpreted as being of Second World War date, the structure was probably of post-war construction.


Grid Reference:SX 948 635
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1420973
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XX - 1947 AD to 1988 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV119124.

Vis=06/11/1995(jury) hopes nose observation post. Shown on map as coastguard lookout. Used during the war as a navy and home guard op and thought to have been built at that time. Associated bunker still survives bricked up at rear of op (dob worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316613.

Des=dob worksheet (jury, r. )/ (1995).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2236-2237 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

The structure is not visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF/58/2549, RAF/58/2549 PSFO-P2-0172 - PSFO-P2-0173 27-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351446.

The probable lookout structure is clearly visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1988, OS/88090, OS/88090 157-158 11-MAY-1988 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352222.

The probable lookout structure is not visible and has probably been removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV119124Migrated Record:
SDV316613Migrated Record:
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2236-2237 10-DEC-1946.
SDV351446Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF/58/2549. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/2549 PSFO-P2-0172 - PSFO-P2-0173 27-AUG-1958.
SDV352222Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1988. OS/88090. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/88090 157-158 11-MAY-1988.

Associated Monuments

MDV123925Related to: Coastguard Lookout, Hope's Nose, Torquay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM