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HER Number:MDV112315
Name:Possible Military Site on Woodbury Common

Summary

A possible Second World War military site is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1947, on Woodbury Common.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 032 863
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY SITE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 3171-72 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The outline of a possible military site is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2304-05 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356946.

The outline of a possible military site is visible.


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

A possible Second World War military site is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1947, on Woodbury Common. The possible site is defined by what appears to represent barbed-wire fencing and forms a well-defined trapezoidal shaped enclosure, with four possible linear northwest to southeast aligned features to the southeast, although it is unclear whether these represent associated features or not. The site lies within an area where extensive Second World War military features have been recorded and which are associated with Dalditch training camp located to the southeast. The small enclosure may have served as a temporary compound or storage area of some kind. It was not visible on aerial photographs after 1947 and appears to have been completely levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 3171-72 13-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #71713 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV356946Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2304-05 13-APR-1947.

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:May 26 2015 2:40PM