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HER Number:MDV45099
Name:MILITARY BUILDING in the Parish of Dunkeswell


Distinct group of military buildings visible on raf (1947) aps (aph).


Grid Reference:ST 143 067
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/42/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1947, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129511.

Distinct group of military buildings visible on raf (1947) aps (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129516.

Des=os 6"(1968)st10nw.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV129517.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk1974/ 11041947 4298.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129518.

Des=os 1:2500 (1963).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129519.

Des=slides/ (11/04/1994)/ in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129520.

Des=horner, b. / (14/11/1994)/ as above and filenote in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129521.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Site later blossom hill (?) farm and poultry houses (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2244.

Vis=14/11/1994 (horner) remainder of site appears to have been demolished by developers. According to mrs smart of "owl house" the blossom hill group of buildings was where the airfield anglican and catholic chaplaincies were and the camp canteen (horner).

SLIDES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246513.

Vis=11/04/1994 (horner) a number of airfield buildings are recorded on the os 1:2500 (1963) map. Of these only the western group was still extant when visited and subject to an application for demolition. Unclear as to the original function of these buildings but at least one was for vehicles (slides).

Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery. (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Dunkeswell airfield dispersed site 3 (communal). Many buildings have been demolished, including gymnasium, squash court, latrines, dining room, combined tailors', shoemakers' and barbers' shop, etc. Full list in appendix 2. See subsheet for surviving buildings at spring 1995 (francis).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129511Migrated Record: 1947.
SDV129516Migrated Record:
SDV129517Aerial Photograph:
SDV129518Migrated Record:
SDV129519Migrated Record:
SDV129520Migrated Record:
SDV129521Migrated Record:
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV2244Migrated Record:
SDV246513Migrated Record: SLIDES.
SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4.

Associated Monuments

MDV78754Part of: Dispersed Accommodation Site 3, Dunkeswell Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM