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HER Number:MDV79027
Name:Hedge Bank, Wembury Point


Hedge bank on north-west side of headland, shown as field boundary on early 19th century map, survives as an earthwork.


Grid Reference:SX 501 488
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: 104317
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HEDGE BANK (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Berry, N., 2006, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Wembury Point and The Mewstone, Wembury, Devon, 19 (Report - Survey). SDV345992.

A few old field boundaries survive as earthworks. A hedgebank which formed the original boundary on the north-west side of the headland now lies just within National Trust ownership, with a recent footpath beyond. It consists of a substantial stone faced earthbank about 1.5 metres high and 1.6 metres wide. It is one of the old field boundaries shown on a map circa 1800. The footpath runs parallel on the north side and an unofficial path from this crosses the earthbank, and is eroding it. Other details: Maps; site inventory no. 003.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
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. 19.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4959 - Survey of Wembury Point and the Mewstone, Wembury, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2018 9:49AM