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HER Number:MDV59229
Name:World War II Bombing Decoy at Down Thomas


Site of a World War II Bombing Decoy at Down Thomas


Grid Reference:SX 498 500
Map Sheet:SX45SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX45SE/787/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOMBING DECOY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

CRF, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177785.

Probable continuation of bombing decoy SX44NE/2 (CRF).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177786.

Crawshaw, A. /WWII decoy sites/(Nov 1996)/ms + plans/in SMR.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177787.

Crawshaw, A. /WWII decoy sites/(1996)/disk in SMR.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177788.

Dobinson, C. S.(CBA)/20th Century Fortifications in England/III(1996)116,119/Bombing decoys/in SMR.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV177789.

RAF/CPE/UK/1890/2127/(10/12/1946)/SMR 57/81.

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2127 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Rectilinear features on RAF 1946 AP (APH). Other details: 57/81.

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

This decoy site was not identified by the RCZAS NMP survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2127.
SDV177785Migrated Record: CRF.
SDV177786Migrated Record:
SDV177787Migrated Record:
SDV177788Migrated Record:
SDV177789Aerial Photograph:
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

Associated Monuments

MDV12626Related to: Second World War bombing decoy at Down Thomas, Wembury (Monument)
MDV59228Related to: World War II Bombing Decoy at Down Thomas (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 9 2019 4:07PM