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HER Number:MDV113770
Name:Bomb Crater South of Goffin's Farmhouse

Summary

A possible bomb crater of Second World War date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1960s as a small circular earthwork pit on the gentle north-facing slopes overlooking Fairy Dell, south of Goffin’s Farm House. The earthwork now appears to have been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 944 954
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOMB CRATER (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4148 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A small circular earthwork pit was visible.


Fairy Surveys Ltd, 1964, FSL/6412 V, FSL/6412 V 1108-1109 07-FEB-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357115.

A small circular earthwork pit was visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The pit cannot be seen as an earthwork.


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

A possible bomb crater of Second World War date was visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1960s as an earthwork pit on the gentle north-facing slopes overlooking Fairy Dell, south of Goffin’s Farm House. The pit was roughly circular and measured approximately 5 metres in diameter. The pit remained visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1964, albeit partly infilled and grassed over. The pit is not visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010 and appears to have been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4148 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357115Aerial Photograph: Fairy Surveys Ltd. 1964. FSL/6412 V. Fairy Surveys Ltd aerial photograph. Photograph (Paper). FSL/6412 V 1108-1109 07-FEB-1964. [Mapped feature: #73120 ]

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 17 2017 6:18PM