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HER Number:MDV108391
Name:Possible Air Raid Shelter adjacent to Old House, Blundell’s School

Summary

A possible trench shelter of Second World War date is visible as an earthwork ditch and banked feature on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1947, within grounds of Blundell’s School.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 973 128
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • AIR RAID SHELTER (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3336-37 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The possible trench shelter is visible as an earthwork ditch and banked feature. Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1280-81 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

The possible trench shelter is visible as an earthwork ditch and banked feature.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 131-32 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

The possible former trench shelter has been completely levelled.


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

A possible trench shelter of Second World War date is visible as an earthwork ditch and banked feature on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1947, within grounds of Blundell’s School. The possible air raid shelter is east to west aligned and is located along the southern edge of recreation ground of Blundell’s School. It is visible as a linear ditched feature approximately 1.6m in width and with a zig-zag configuration defining its eastern extent and visible as an earthwork ditch and banked feature. The total length of the earthworks measure approximately 60m. The earthworks appear to form part of a trench shelter, possibly accessed at either end and which may or may not have been covered. The earthworks remain visible on aerial photographs up until 1947 and have been completely levelled by 1966, although below ground evidence of the former shelter is likely to survive.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3336-37 04-NOV-1946.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1280-81 11-APR-1947.
  • Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 131-32 22-JUL-1966.
  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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:Nov 11 2014 2:45PM