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HER Number:MDV112391
Name:Military Structures on Woodbury Common

Summary

Probable military structures of Second World War date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946, on Woodbury Common.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 037 864
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBicton
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 3172-73 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The military structures are visible.


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

The structures have been completely demolished.


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

Probable military structures of Second World War date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946, on Woodbury Common. The two adjacent pitched-roof huts are rectangular in shape and are likely associated with the military training exercises carried out on Woodbury Common during the Second World War, as part of Dalditch camp located to the south. Other features recorded within the vicinity include slit trenches, training track-way and dense concentrations of probable fox-holes and shell craters. The huts have been completely demolished on aerial photographs of 1947.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 3172-73 13-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #71788 ]
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

MDV15101Related to: Dalditch Camp. World War Two Army Training Camp, Infantry Training Centre (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2018 4:07PM