SS5548 : Lookout post on The Warren, Watermouth

taken 3 years ago, near to Hele, Devon, Great Britain

Lookout post on The Warren, Watermouth
Lookout post on The Warren, Watermouth
The Warren is a spit of land running in a northwesterly direction parallel with the main coast of northeast Devon to the east of Ilfracombe at Watermouth. Water Mouth cove is formed by this land. At low tide almost the entire cove dries revealing sand. The little tower seen in this photo and as a close-up in SS5548 : Water Mouth Lookout Tower - Close-up was built as a lookout post, possibly with defensive capabilities. Certainly during WWII it was used to look for enemy incursions into the Bristol Channel, and after the war was used by the Coastguard. Now I believe it is abandoned. It is thought to date from the C19th, possibly as an adjunct to the similarly dated Watermouth Castle (see SS5548 : Watermouth Castle)
The little tower is EH Grade II listed, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5525 4845 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.0110N 4:4.4372W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5514 4840
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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