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HER Number:MDV71926
Name:Wembury Point Battery


Site of Wenbury Point World War II battery with radar station.


Grid Reference:SX 499 483
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Coastal artillery, 1900-56 VI.1 & VI.2, 278 (Report - non-specific). SDV323777.

Site of Wembury Point battery, Plymouth. FC & TC radar. No details of armament or manning recorded. Other details: AAI.

Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M., 2006, The Land Named from the Sea? Coastal Archaeology and Place-names of Bigbury Bay, Devon, 74 (Article in Serial). SDV339814.

Wembury Point was occupied by the Naval Gunnery Training School of HMS Cambridge and is still dominated by its radar installation. Wembury point was first mentioned as 'Wenbiria' in the second half of the 12th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323777Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Coastal artillery, 1900-56 VI.1 & VI.2. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. VI.1 & VI.2. A4 Stapled + Digital. 278.
SDV339814Article in Serial: Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M.. 2006. The Land Named from the Sea? Coastal Archaeology and Place-names of Bigbury Bay, Devon. Archaeological Journal. 163. A5 Paperback. 74.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 18 2008 3:52PM