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HER Number:MDV58782
Name:Site of Barracks Adjacent to Lentney Battery, Wembury

Summary

The Second World War military camp associated with Lentney Battery is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1980s as a variety of temporary and prefabricated structures and earthwork embankments. The buildings have now been removed but site survives as area of open ground with evidence of hut platforms.

Location

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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX44NE/4/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARRACKS (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

1967, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143246.

Group of military huts beside lentney battery recorded on raf 1946 ap and on os 6" (1967) map (aph/os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143248.

Des=os 6"(1967).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV143249.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890/3109/(10/12/1946)/smr 57/102.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143250.

Des=horner, w.(dcc)/as above/(1998).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2244.

Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (horner) buildings have been removed but there is still a large patch of rough open ground with evidence of hut platforms (horner).


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/871, RAF/106G/UK/871 6116-6117 30-SEP-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351258.

A range of earthwork embanked concrete structures, Nissen Hut type structures and pitched roofed prefabricated huts are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF 58/2546, NMR SX 4849/2-3 RAF 30136/PSF0-P1 0386-7 26-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351257.

The military camp or barracks remains visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1983, OS/83124, OS/83124 V 327-328 04-JUL-1983 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351063.

A number of huts of Second World War date remain visible.


Next Perspectives, 2002, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4949 24-SEP-2002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351206.

The military camp or barracks has been demolished or levelled.


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

The Second World War military camp associated with Lentney Battery is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1980s onwards as a variety of temporary and prefabricated structures and earthwork embankments. A slight change in the arrangement of the more ephemeral structures immediately to the rear of the battery is visible between 1945 and 1946 but the camp remains largely unchanged into the late 1950s. A number of huts remain visible as structures on aerial photographs of 1983 but all have been removed by 2002, although the faint outline of camp bases can be seen as subtle cropmarks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143246Migrated Record: 1967.
SDV143248Migrated Record:
SDV143249Aerial Photograph:
SDV143250Migrated Record:
SDV2244Migrated Record:
SDV351063Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1983. OS/83124. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/83124 V 327-328 04-JUL-1983.
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
SDV351206Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2002. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX4949 24-SEP-2002.
SDV351257Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF 58/2546. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX 4849/2-3 RAF 30136/PSF0-P1 0386-7 26-AUG-1958.
SDV351258Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/871. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/871 6116-6117 30-SEP-1945. [Mapped feature: #96173 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV39300Part of: Plymouth, Lentney battery (Building)

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:May 23 2014 3:17PM