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HER Number:MDV64625
Name:Salcombe, Anti Aircraft Battery


Site of World War II light anti aircraft battery.


Grid Reference:SX 744 393
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/146/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46, 769 (Monograph). SDV323690.

Site of World War II light anti-aicraft battery. One 40mm gun recorded between January 1943 and March 1944. Other details: AAI.

Horner, W., 2001, Anti-aircraft Battery (Personal Comment). SDV336281.

Site visit by Gatehouse, Simpson and Horner. No sign of anti aircraft position, although it may have been sited in a small (?) former quarry beside the track to the southwest of the above NGR.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323690Monograph: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. I.4. A4 Bound. 769.
SDV336281Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 2001. Anti-aircraft Battery. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV56361Related to: Second World War Earthworks at Snapes Point (Monument)
MDV64624Related to: Snapes Point, Access Track (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3870 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV6587 - Archaeological Assessment of Land between Bolt Heat and Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2006 9:47AM