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HER Number:MDV58664
Name:Landing Place south of Gommerock


Site of a possible landing place 'Feature H' to the south of Gommerock


Grid Reference:SX 888 504
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/8/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUAY (Unknown date)

Full description

Watts, M. A., 1997, Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear, 17 (Report - Survey). SDV173198.

Feature H the landing platform at Gomerock consists of a short flight of steps providing access from the blockhouse down to a rock-cut platform on the shoreline from here a steep path comprising a dozen irregular rock-cut steps hugs the ledge as it descends northwest to the boom chain terminal. The present poor state of the steps is no doubt partly due to weathering of the rock, but all the features in this area appear to have been fairly crudely made.Below the third step is a crevice in the rock which forms the edge of an irregular rock ledge to its south. A flat platform circa 2 metres by 0.9 metres in extent, cut into the edge of this ledge at between may have served as a high-water landing place; the vertical drop in front of this platform is over 2 metres high, giving ample draught for small boats. Six irregular rock-cut steps leading down across the ledge afforded access to the platform. Other details: Figures 10-11, 21 and 23.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173198Report - Survey: Watts, M. A.. 1997. Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.61. A4 Stapled + Digital. 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV58662Related to: Blockhouse at Gommerock (Monument)
MDV8520Related to: Gomerock Tower, West of Castle Road (Monument)
MDV58665Related to: Steps southwest of Gommerock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4542 - Survey of Features at Gommerock, Kingswear
  • EDV4543 - Survey of Features at Gomerock

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2009 11:56AM