Watch House battery and ditch, Wembury - South Hams

Constructed 1904 but utilising an 1860s ditch system, with First and Second World War additions. The site was leased to a private company until 2009, and since then has been vacant and subject to vandalism. Recording has been put in hand but no options for repair/reuse have been agreed.

Watch House battery and ditch, Wembury - South Hams
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Staddon Heights Defences Including Fort Staddon Fort, Brownhill Battery, Watch House Battery, Staddon Heights Battery, Staddon Battery And Associated Features And Structures
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1002585
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Hams
    Site Type:
    Defence > Battery

Location

    Building Name:
    Watch House battery and ditch
    County:
    Devon
    Unitary Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    District / Borough:
    South Hams
    Parish:
    Wembury
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South West Devon
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Government or agency
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, LB grade II