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HER Number:MDV79009
Name:Helicopter Landing Area, HMS Cambridge


Former helicopter landing area on south-east side of HMS Cambridge, shown on late 20th century aerial photograph, survives as a sub-rectangular hollow.


Grid Reference:SX 503 484
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: 104366
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HELICOPTER LANDING PLATFORM (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Square feature visible to east of firing ranges.

Berry, N., 2006, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon, 21 (Report - Survey). SDV345992.

The former landing area for a helicopter survives as a sub-rectangular shaped hollow, approximately 15 metres north-east to south-west by 20 metres north-west to south-east, with corners to north, south, east and west. The area was built up with hardcore and concrete to support the weight of larger helicopters, but this has now been removed leaving a sunken area with a scarp on the north-west and north-east sides up to 1 metre high and 2 metres wide, less on the south-east and south-west. There is a single width roadway linking the west corner to the access road, and a track led to a small hangar at the west edge of the field, now destroyed. Other details: Figure 3; map; site inventory no. 052.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105813 ]
SDV345992Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2006. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV50865Part of: HMS Cambridge, Wembury Point (Monument)
MDV78963Part of: 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