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HER Number:MDV78957
Name:Lower Gun Emplacements, HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point


Two circular gun emplacements below Marine Drive. Removed in the early 21st century and the area has now been 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: 104345
  • 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.

Two gun platforms on circular bases were located on the lowest terrace of the firing site below Marine Drive. This terrace is about 50 metres long and about 8-12 metres wide. It is down a steep slope from the Short Range Grid above, and there is another steep but shorter slope down to the Ministry of Defence boundary and coastal path to the front of the platform. The terrace has been heavily landscaped, especially at the eastern end, but it retains a circular outline at the western end that formed the base for the large gun emplacement. The former gun position at the eastern end, and slightly higher up, has been landscaped and lost. Other details: Figure 2; map; site inventory no. 031.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105763 ]
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