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HER Number:MDV58781
Name:Plymouth, Rennie Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery

Summary

Two earthwork embanked terraces and a small structure visible on aerial photographs of 1945 are possibly evidence for a Light Anti-aircraft Artillery battery of Second World War date on the south-west facing slopes below Renney Battery.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 493 489
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/3/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160625.

Reference to a 3" anti-aircraft gun sited at above NGR (SX 493 490) in 1941 (Dobinson).


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/871, RAF/106G/UK/871 6117-6118 30-SEP-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351258.

Two earthwork embanked terraces and a small square possible structure are visible.


Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46 (Monograph). SDV323690.

Dobinson, C.(CBA)/20th Century Fortifications in England/i.4(1996)686-7/Anti-aircraft artillery 1914-46/Site gazetteer:WWII LAA. Other details: AAI.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4948 22-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349355.

Earthwork terraces or platforms remain visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

Two roughly circular earthwork embanked terraces and a possibly associated small structure are visible on aerial photographs of 1945 on the south-west facing slopes below Renney Battery. The earthworks are possibly the remains of gun emplacements for a Light Anti-aircraft Artillery battery of Second World War date. The structure, possibly an ammunition locker, has been removed but the possible gun emplacements remain visible as low earthwork banks on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2007.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160625Migrated Record: Dobinson, C. S..
SDV323690Monograph: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. I.4. A4 Bound.
SDV349355Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4948 22-MAY-2007.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351258Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/871. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/871 6117-6118 30-SEP-1945. [Mapped feature: #96172 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2014 12:09PM