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HER Number:MDV112126
Name:Rifle Range, Rawlinson Barracks

Summary

Rifle range at the former Rawlinson Barracks, now closed and replaced by Channings Wood prison. A number of structures and pit and banked features are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 826 695
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOgwell
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST OGWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIFLE RANGE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5017-18 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Structures and earthwork pits and banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3211-12 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

Structures and earthwork pits and banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Rectangular feature visible adjacent to path to sewage works, to west of wood.


Bath, E., 1979, Firing Range (Worksheet). SDV358191.

Rifle range, disused. Was part of Rawlinson Barracks, now closed. Diagram on reverse shows open shed on west side, breeze block with galvanised roof, and a butressed brick wall on the east side, with a bank of sand on the interior side.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8269 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Earthworks of banks and a pit are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Structures are extant in this location.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Structures and earthwork pit and banked features shown as a ‘Rifle Range’ on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, to the west of Channing’s Wood, Ogwell. They comprise linear and rectilinear structures set amongst a semi-circular pit, circa 25m long by 15m wide, which is flanked by a curvilinear bank, circa 9m wide. The rifle range is associated with the Second World War Denbury army camp (MDV21906) located to the immediate southeast. A zig-zag shaped ditch, circa 1.5m wide by 10m long, is located to the north of the rifle range and is interpreted as a slit trench. As part of standard NMP/AIM methodology, features that are visible in 1946 and shown on modern digital mapping have not been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5017-18 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #113276 ]
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3211-12 04-NOV-1946.
SDV358191Worksheet: Bath, E.. 1979. Firing Range. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8269 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV21906Part of: Denbury Army Camp (Rawlinson Barracks) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Oct 3 2018 6:31PM