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HER Number:MDV78959
Name:Gun Emplacements, HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point


Two small gun emplacements to south-east of the Leach Building. Removed in the early 21st century and the site levelled.


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: 104347
  • 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.

The rear concrete retaining wall of a terrace between two platforms is all that remains of the positions of No. 1 and No. 2 guns (4.5 inch Mk.8s) shown on the plan of the site in 1996. These lie uphill and to the north-east of the lower gun emplacements, and have been landscaped and destroyed. The terrace is rectangular, 10 metres north-south by 6 metres east-west, and has retaining walls about 1.2 metres high on the north and east sides. The north-east corner and eastern walls were painted blue/green. The terrace is approached down a flight of steps from the south-east corner of the Leach Building. No. 2 gun would have been level with the terrace on the south-west side, and No. 1 gun was on a platform immediately to the east which has been levelled. Other details: Figure 2; map; site inventory no. 033.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105765 ]
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