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HER Number:MDV108531
Name:Control Tower, Longcross, Townstal, Dartmouth


The control tower is all that remains of the airfield that was originally built here in the 1930s. After use in the Second World War the airfield remained in civilian use for a number of years. Part of the site is now the Park & Ride car park.


Grid Reference:SX 861 509
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CONTROL TOWER (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Small brick-built control tower. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.

Waterhouse, R., Unknown, Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology, 10 (Un-published). SDV355585.

In the 1930s, an airfield was constructed on the flat land at the top of the Totnes Road. After use during the Second World War, it continued as a civilian aerodrome for some years. Part of it has since become a car park for the town’s Park & Ride scheme, while other parts are used by the school as a playing field. The control tower still stands beside the road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355585Un-published: Waterhouse, R.. Unknown. Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology. Digital. 10.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV73291Related to: Long Cross Field, Milton Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2014 10:27AM