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HER Number:MDV78962
Name:Firing Range, HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point


One of two firing ranges on east side of Naval Military Training School, removed in early 21st century.


Grid Reference:SX 502 484
Map Sheet:SX54NW
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: 104365
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIRING RANGE (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Firing range visible.

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

The 30 metres firing range partly survives as a large, square, clear area facing south-east at the foot of the slope to the north-east of the Naval Military Training School. There was a large concrete wall at the rear or north-west end that was the butts, but has now been replaced by a post and rail fence. The area is approximately 33 metres north-west to south-east by 30 metres north-east to south-west. At the front there is an angled scarp, 1.5 metres high and 2-2.5 metres wide. Other details: Figure 3; map; site inventory no. 051.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105768 ]
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

MDV50865Part of: HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point (Monument)
MDV78963Related to: Naval Military Training School, 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