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ID:SDV360266
Title:Defence Areas. A National Study of Second World War Anti-Invasion Landscapes in England
Originator:Foot, W.
Date:2005
Summary:Results of the defence areas project carried out between 2002 and 2004 which examined groups of anti-invasion defence works that survived well in areas of landscape that had remained largely unaltered since the Second World War. Three defence areas are recorded for Devon and Torbay: Weycroft (DA03), Wadbrook (DA04) and Hollicombe Beach (DA64).

Associated Monuments (75)

MDV72476Anti-tank cube by the southern weir at Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV120244Anti-tank cubes circa 260 metres south of Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV72471Anti-tank cubes north-east of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV48669Anti-tank ditch circa circa 240 metres south of Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48676Anti-tank ditch near Broome Cottage, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48666Anti-tank ditch to east of Bagley Hill Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV48668Anti-tank ditch to west of Wadbrook Coppice, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV120243Anti-tank gun position and roadblock circa 375 metres south of Wadbrook Cross (Monument)
MDV120458Anti-tank gun position circa 285 metres north-east of Weycroft Hall, Axminster (Monument)
MDV120023Anti-tank gun position, Fortfield, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48671Anti-tank obstacle circa 90 metres south of Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV119766Anti-tank obstacle east of Lower Coaxdon, Axminster (Monument)
MDV119767Anti-tank obstacle north and south of Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV47891Anti-tank obstacles north-west of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV49213Anti-tank obstacles south of Sisterhood Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV49428Anti-tank obstacles south-west of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV120898Anti-tank obstacles to the north of Axminster Town Football Club (Monument)
MDV63104Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV120027Axe Gates Level Crossing, Chardstock (Monument)
MDV105094Corbyn's Head Emergency Coastal Battery (Monument)
MDV55647Defence structure above the tunnel entrance to Hollicombe Beach, Torbay (Monument)
MDV126359Hollicombe Beach Defence Area, Torbay (Monument)
MDV44717Hollicombe Gas Works, Paignton (Monument)
MDV52926Pillbox about 152 metres north-east of Axminster Town Football Club (Monument)
MDV55644Pillbox above Hollicombe Beach, Torbay (Monument)
MDV119765Pillbox at Bagley Hill Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV55646Pillbox at northern end of Hollicombe Beach, Torbay (Monument)
MDV126387Pillbox at southern end of Hollicombe Beach, Torbay (Monument)
MDV119750Pillbox east of Cement Works, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52942Pillbox north-east of Lower Coaxdon, All Saints (Monument)
MDV119012Pillbox on the railway line south-east of Sisterhood Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52937Pillbox S.16 to north-east of Broome Cottage, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48679Pillbox S.17 circa 246 metres north-east of Wadbrook Cross, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV52938Pillbox S.18 circa 223 metres north-west of Wadbrook Cross, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV52940Pillbox S.19 at Wadbrook Farm, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48672Pillbox S.21 circa 150 metres south-west of Wadbrook Cross, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48670Pillbox S.23 circa 285 metres south of Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48675Pillbox S.29 circa 365 metres to north-east of Weycroft Hall, Axminster (Monument)
MDV72474Pillbox S.30 to east of Weycroft Mill Weirs, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52930Pillbox S.33 to east of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV49436Pillbox S.34, 210 metres west of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52927Pillbox S.35 about 200 metres south-west of Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52929Pillbox S.37 about 128 metres north of Axminster Town Football Club (Monument)
MDV48677Pillbox S.V.1 to north-west of Fortfield, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48678Pillbox S.V.2 to south-west of Fortfield, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48673Pillbox S.V.3 circa 326 metres metres south-east of Wadbrook Cross, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV48674Pillbox S.V.4 circa 362 metres south-east of Wadbrook Cross, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV39374Pillbox south-west of Bagley Hill Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV39373Pillbox SV.5 circa 470 metres north-east of Weycroft Hall, Axminster (Monument)
MDV39372Pillbox SV.6 circa 425 metres north-east of Weycroft Hall, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52941Pillbox to north-west of Bagley Hill Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV48667Pillbox to west of Wadbrook Coppice, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV119768Possible Pillbox north of Axe Crossing, All Saints (Monument)
MDV119769Possible Pillbox south of Wadbrook Farm, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV119709Possible pillbox west of Cornshay, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV119749Possible pillbox west of Pineywood Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV52939Railblock S.RL. 26 to north-west of Wadbrook Farm, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV52928Railblock S.RL.27 to the west of Weycroft, Axminster (Monument)
MDV72473Railblock S.Rl.27.a, 147 metres north of Axminster Town Football Club (Monument)
MDV72489Railblock to the north-east of Broom, Chardstock (Monument)
MDV55645Railway guardhouse above Hollicombe Beach, Torbay (Monument)
MDV120024Roadblock at Damas Lawn Bridge, Thorncombe (Monument)
MDV120456Roadblock C.55, Lodge Lane, Axminster (Monument)
MDV48681Roadblock S.RD 48 at Broom Bridge, Chardstock (Monument)
MDV48680Roadblock S.RD. 51 at Axe Bridge to the south-west of Wadbrook (Monument)
MDV48664Roadblock S.Rd.53 at Coaxdon Cottages, All Saints (Monument)
MDV72482Roadblock S.Rd.53a 30 metres north of railway bridge on Chard Lane, Axminster (Monument)
MDV72477Roadblock S.Rd.54, Weycroft Bridge, All Saints (Monument)
MDV72470Roadblock S.Rd.56 at Weycroft, Axminster (Monument)
MDV120025Roadblock to south of Fortfield, Hawkchurch (Monument)
MDV119535The Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV119869Wadbrook Defence Area on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV49435Weycroft anti-tank ditch, Axminster (Monument)
MDV120385Weycroft Defence Area on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV17622Weycroft Mill, Axminster (Building)