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HER Number:MDV58665
Name:Steps southwest of Gommerock

Summary

'Feature I' the landing steps to the southwest of Gommerock

Location

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/8/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STEPS (Unknown date)

Full description

Wilson-North, R., 1996, Gommerock, Kingswear: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV342799.

Other details: Figure 2.


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

'Feature I' at Gomerock is the landing steps. A second crevice divides the 6th and 7th steps of the main path leading down to the boom chain terminal; this opens on the southwest into a large, deep fissure with a sharp drop to the northwest. Along the southeast side of the crevice, a flight of some 17 rock-cut steps leads down southwest to the low-water line. As with the other steps, their poor state is partly due to crude fashioning, but also to weathering, which is responsible for the splitting ot the lowest 4 or 5 steps. The steps descend almost 4 metres over their length of circa 8 metres. The majority are covered at high tide. Other details: Figure 10-11, 21 and Plate 25.

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.
SDV342799Report - Survey: Wilson-North, R.. 1996. Gommerock, Kingswear: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58666Related to: Boom Chain Terminal southwest of Gommerock (Monument)
MDV8520Related to: Gomerock Tower, West of Castle Road (Monument)
MDV58664Related to: Landing Place south 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 11:57AM