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HER Number:MDV113000
Name:Possible Military Structure, Exeter Airport

Summary

A probable military structure of Second World War date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, near Exeter Airport. It has been demolished by 1989, although below ground remains may still survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 011 934
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Military structures; earthworks and archaeological remains of World War II, RAF Exeter and post medieval catchmeadows and orchard banks on footprint of modern Exeter Airport and to the east

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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 RS 4434-35 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The structure is visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 382-83 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

The structure is possibly visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89277, OS/89277 V 096-97 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356291.

The structure appears to have been completely removed.

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

A probable military structure of Second World War date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, near Exeter Airport. The small rectangular structure measures approximately 6.5m in length by 5.5m in width and is sited along the western side of an extant field boundary and adjacent to Dispersed Site 2. Two similar structures which may have exercised a similar function are located to the north and south along this field boundary. The structure, of uncertain function, is visible on aerial photographs of 1966, but has been demolished by 1989, although below ground remains may still survive.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4434-35 13-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #72344 ]
SDV356291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89277. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89277 V 096-97 14-JUN-1989.
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
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 382-83 22-JUL-1966.

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:Jun 16 2021 1:33PM