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HER Number:MDV108032
Name:Second World War Structures West of Plymtree

Summary

Two rectangular structures of probable Second World War date and possible civil defensive function were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s to the west of Plymtree. The structures have now been removed.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 047 029
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPlymtree
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMTREE

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 3300-3301 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Two rectangular structures were visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67040, OS/67040 V 55-156 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356895.

Two rectangular structures remained visible.


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

Two rectangular structures of probable Second World War date and possible civil defensive function were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s roughly 400 metres
to the west of Plymtree. The structures were approximately 12 metres long and 5 metres wide, resembling Second World War communal surface air raid shelters. Alternatively it is possible they had an agricultural origin; by 1967 the easternmost structure is enclosed by a narrow fence and might have been in used to house livestock. The structures have now been removed and the field cultivated. It is unlikely an structural elements survive in situ.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3300-3301 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #67424 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV356895Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67040. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67040 V 55-156 18-APR-1967.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2014 3:50PM