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HER Number:MDV113104
Name:Military Structures, East of Exeter Airport

Summary

Military structures of Second World War date associated with RAF Exeter are visible on aerial photographs of 1944 onwards. The three structures remain visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 019 941
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

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, 1944, RAF/NLA/80, RAF/NLA/80 RP 32 24-MAR-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358954.

The structures are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3065-66 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The structures are visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0194 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

All three structures are visible in varying states of condition.


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

Military structures of Second World War date associated with RAF Exeter are visible on aerial photographs of 1944 onwards. The three adjacent rectangular structures are located on the southern side of a trackway, to the west of Woodhouse Farm and approximately 800m to the northeast of the eastern extent of the wartime runway of RAF Exeter. The function of the structures is unclear, although are located in close proximity to a possible pillbox to the west. The three structures remain visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010, although in varying states of condition. The western of these structures is also depicted on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap and so has not been transcribed here as part of this survey. A brief site inspection of these previously unrecorded structures may help to shed light on their war-time function.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

A single structure is depicted on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3065-66 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #72446 ]
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0194 22-MAY-2010.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358954Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1944. RAF/NLA/80. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/NLA/80 RP 32 24-MAR-1944.

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:Aug 13 2015 4:19PM