MDE21799 - Modern cafe remains above Wild Pear Beach (Monument)


A modern building platform represent the remains of a former cafe that is shown on post war maps.

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Type and Period (1)

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Modern building platform of a former cafe above Wild Pear Beach. The building is shown on post war maps in a small triangular enclosure on the coastal path. The platform is 20 metres by approximately 6 metres with a small area of concrete surviving on a slight rise at the west end above the platform. [1] The building is not shown on the early 20th Century 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] A building can be seen sited here on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 2002. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, Devon. 100912.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 65797
  • Devon SMR: SS54NE/179
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA148444
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)



Grid reference Centred SS 5833 4761 (23m by 19m)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:05PM


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