MMO1626 - Possible circular structure on Lester Point (Monument)

Summary

A small circular banked feature, possibly a the remains of a structure, is visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s. Its precise date and function are uncertain.

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Full Description

A small circular banked feature, possibly the remains of a structure, is visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s, situated on Lester Point above Combe Martin. The feature is roughly circular, measuring approximately 7 metres in diameter, and centred at SS 5771 4758. Its precise date and function are uncertain, although its position above the cliff suggests it could be the remains of a military structure such as a pillbox. However, due to its poor condition in 1946 this is unlikely. [1,2] The feature is visible on aerial photographs held by the National Park Authority dating to 1946-8. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4383 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 54 NE. MD002165.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 5771 4758 (12m by 12m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS54NE
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE98
  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1460135
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)

Record last edited

Mar 29 2021 3:56PM

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