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HER Number:MDV78952
Name:Gun Emplacements, HMS Cambridge


Two circular gun emplacements and ancillary buildings shown on plan of Gunnery Training Area. Buildings demolished early 21st century and area landscaped.


Grid Reference:SX 498 484
Map Sheet:SX44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Military earthworks, buildings and structural remains at HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 104343
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Berry, N., 2006, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon, 20 (Report - Survey). SDV345992.

A circular gun mounting on the west side, and another at the east end with a low white wall around it was located on a terrace below buildings on the south side of Marine Drive. Road access was from the north-west, with a road leading down from the Heybrook end of Marine Drive. The terrace incorporated small support buildings such as the Decoy Launcher Grid, Control Room and Pyro magazine shown on a plan of 1996. Just in front and slightly below the redundant 1950s gun platform is the 3-inch rocket site. Landscaping has removed some of the distinction between different levels here. The terrace is about 40-50 metres long and approximately 9 metres wide, narrowing towards the eastern end where it loses definition on the slope. Other details: Figures 2, 17; map; site inventory no. 029.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105758 ]
SDV345992Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2006. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV55112Part of: Gunnery Training Area, HMS Cambridge (Monument)
MDV50865Related to: HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4959 - Survey of Wembury Point and the Mewstone, Wembury, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2018 9:49AM