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HER Number:MDV55659
Name:Second World War Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery at Hope's Nose

Summary

The site of a probable Second World War Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as four circular earthwork gun emplacements and possible associated structures, to the north-east of Whidborne Avenue. The site of the battery has since been developed for housing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 942 636
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/110

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV119124.

Vis=06/11/1995(jury) said to have been a light anti-aircraft battery at hopes nose during the war (dob worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316609.

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


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5184-5185 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Four earthwork circular gun emplacements emplacements are visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV119124Migrated Record:
SDV316609Migrated Record:
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK223 5184-5185 12-JUL-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV104929Related to: Second World War Slit Trenches (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM