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HER Number:MDV51289
Name:Military building or buildings on the east side of North Devon Cricket Ground.


A building visible as a structure on aerial photographs between 1945 and 2010 and visited in 1994 is interpreted as a Second World War military structure associated with the battery or training area, and it is possibly a generator house or a store. It probably survives in a near original form. Three adjacent buildings visible on 1945 aerial photographs have been replaced or re-roofed and could also have had a military function.


Grid Reference:SS 475 313
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishInstow
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishINSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/224/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

SS43SE/449, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV66803.

Vis=7/5/1994 (horner) square military building of brick construction with armoured shutters over windows and double doors. Possibly a generator house or magazine associated with battery or marine station (ss43se/449) (horner).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66804.

Not marked on os maps but is visible on 1946 raf ap (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66805.

Des=horner, b. /(10/5/1994)/as above.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV66806.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1420, NMR RAF/106G/LA/102 5001-5002 17-JAN-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349553.

A rectangular structure and adjacent row of three structures are visible.

Next Perspectives, 2010, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4731 08-APR-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349899.

The buildings are visible, the range of buildings on the east appears to have a new single roof structure.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A building approximately 10 metres by 7 metres is visible as a structure on aerial photographs between 1945 and 2010. It is probably the same as a military structure that was visited by Horner in 1994 and found to be of brick construction with armoured shutters over the windows and double doors. Immediately to the north-east was a range of three buildings along the line of the hedgerow in 1945. Examination of aerial photographs taken in 2010 indicates that they may be extant, although re-roofed in a single span, or possibly replaced by a modern building. The buildings are likely to be associated with the Second World War battery at North Devon Cricket Ground, or perhaps the military training area. At least one probably survives in a near original form, and building recording could help to clarify the function and condition of this and the adjacent building or buildings.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349553Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1420. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/LA/102 5001-5002 17-JAN-1945. [Mapped feature: #93936 ]
SDV349899Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4731 08-APR-2010.
SDV66803Report - Survey: SS43SE/449.
SDV66804Migrated Record: APH.
SDV66805Migrated Record:
SDV66806Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2017 2:28PM