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HER Number:MDV48844
Name:Barbed-Wire Entanglements associated with Treasbeare Farm Battle Headquarters

Summary

Probable barbed-wire entanglements are visible defining the extent of Treasbeare Farm battle headquarters on aerial photographs of 1944.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 008 942
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1428029
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09SW/75

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENT (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102768.

Possible anti-tank or anti-glider ditch visible on 1947 raf ap. Stretches from c sy00439430 to sy00949402 though may continue further eastwards. Also possible traces of a ? earlier short stretch running n-s beneath this feature at c sy00859402 (aph).

SEE SUBSHEET, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102769.

It is likely that the ap feature referred to above is in fact a barbed-wire fence surrounding treasbeare farm. This could be to keep raf personnel out, or as a defensive perimeter for the farm if it had been requisitioned for military use. A number of nissen huts are recorded within the perimeter (see subsheet) (horner).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV102770.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1974/3458/(11/4/1947)/smr 37/35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102771.

Des=horner, w. /(24/6/1997)/note in pf.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV102772.

Aph=dap/ht 14-15/(23/12/1986).

Royal Air Force, 1944, RAF/NLA/80, RAF/NLA/80 RP 3035-36 24-MAR-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358954.

The barbed-wire entanglements are visible.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3067-68 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The barbed-wire entanglements have been removed, although vegetation marks remain visible.

Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 022-23 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

No further traces of the former entanglements are visible.

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

Probable barbed-wire entanglements are visible defining the extent of Treasbeare Farm battle headquarters on aerial photographs of 1944. They have been demolished by 1946, although vegetationmarks are visible. No further traces of the former entanglements are visible by 1963. For a fuller description, see the parent record for Treasbeare Farm battle headquarters.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102768Migrated Record: APH.
SDV102769Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEET.
SDV102770Aerial Photograph:
SDV102771Migrated Record:
SDV102772Aerial Photograph:
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3067-68 13-APR-1946.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 022-23 26-JUL-1963.
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
SDV358954Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1944. RAF/NLA/80. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/NLA/80 RP 3035-36 24-MAR-1944. [Mapped feature: #93323 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV78139Part of: Treasbeare Farm Battle Headquarters (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport
  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 7:59AM