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HER Number:MDV79025
Name:Ministry of Defence Boundary Post, Wembury Point


Concrete boundary post, imprinted with anchor and rope, near north-west entrance to HMS Cambridge.


Grid Reference:SX 497 486
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: 104379
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY POST (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Concrete boundary post about 0.7 metres high by 0.2 metres thick, by 0.3 metres wide. The post is set beside the South West Coast Path on the west side of Wembury Point, above Heybrook Bay. On the north-west face of the post is an imprinted anchor and rope, with the post number 40 imprinted above. This was the external face, the internal face is plain. These boundary posts probably relate to World War II development or immediately after. Other details: Map; site inventory no. 65. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345992Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2006. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV50865Part of: 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