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HER Number:MDV110003
Name:Allan Williams Turret at Harrowbeer Airfield


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


Grid Reference:SX 506 684
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, e11430 (Un-published). SDV357880.

The remains of an Allan Williams Turret.

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 as a circular, metal structure just protruding from an earthwork mound within woodland.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357880Un-published: Pillbox Study Group. 2012-2020. WWII Defence Sites. Digital. e11430.
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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2020 11:01AM