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HER Number:MDV107637
Name:Possible Bomb Craters West of Broad Path

Summary

Four possible Second World War bomb craters are visible as circular cropmarks with one slight earthwork on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, and one is still visible in 1965. It is possible that some buried remains may survive.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 065 138
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOMB CRATER (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V 5385-5386 11-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357046.

Three dark cropmarks with clearly defined pale borders are visible, north of a circular earthwork. Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1285-1286 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Three dark cropmarks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1965, RAF/58/7109, RAF/58/7109 F41 0232-0233 22-NOV-1965 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351186.

One dark cropmark is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Three dark circular cropmarks with clearly defined pale borders, north of a low ring-shaped earthwork with dark centre, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947. Their dimensions range between 12 and 16 metres in diameter, and they are cautiously interpreted as a group of four Second World War bomb craters, three of which had been levelled by ploughing, with a fourth infilled but still retaining a slight earthwork upcast around its edge. This is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1965, indicating that although any earthworks had been levelled, below-ground remains were still present at this time. It is possible that some buried remains may survive.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1965. RAF/58/7109. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/7109 F41 0232-0233 22-NOV-1965.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1285-1286 11-APR-1947.
  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V 5385-5386 11-JUL-1946.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV6924 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2015 4:58PM