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HER Number:MDV110001
Name:Allan Williams Turret at Harrowbeer Airfield

Summary

The remains of an Allan Williams Turret, a rotating, domed, steel turret set over a circular pit which was used as a gun emplacement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 515 671
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALLAN WILLIAMS TURRET (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Pillbox Study Group, 2012-2020, WWII Defence Sites, e11429 (Un-published). SDV357880.

The remains of an Allan Williams Turret.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

No evidence of an Allan Williams Turret was seen in this location on the available aerial photographs.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2020, South Devon Coast to Dartmoor AI&M Survey, Area 2 Site Visit, 16-AUG-2020 (Site Visit). SDV363808.

The remains of this feature are visible on the ground as a circular, metal structure just protruding from an earthwork mound.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357880Un-published: Pillbox Study Group. 2012-2020. WWII Defence Sites. Digital. e11429.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363808Site Visit: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2020. South Devon Coast to Dartmoor AI&M Survey, Area 2 Site Visit. AC Archaeology. Photograph (Digital). 16-AUG-2020.
Linked images:14

Associated Monuments

MDV55691Part of: Harrowbeer Airfield, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2020 11:08AM