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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4383 (11 July 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 54 NE. MD002165. [Mapped feature: #38655 ]
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1460135, Extant 27 October 2021.

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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1460135
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)

Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 2:03PM

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