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HER Number:MDV55625
Name:Plasterdown Camp sewage works west of Bythedown


Associated with the Second World War hospital (1943-1945). The camp was demolished in 1976, and the sewage works may have been dismantled at the same time. No sign remains now.


Grid Reference:SX 520 722
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSampford Spiney
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD SPINEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/145/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SEWAGE WORKS (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Plasterdown Camp sewage works lies in Sampford Spiney parish. Visible on the aerial photographs.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4154, SMR 47/56 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Works depicted on the 1950s historic map; not shown on later editions.

Tavistock Museum, Unknown, Plasterdown Camp (Un-published). SDV352059.

Plasterdown Army Camp and Hospital was established in 1943 and became the 115th Station Hospital. The hospital, which dealt with wounded from D Day, continued to operate until 1945. The camp was demolished in 1976.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4154, SMR 47/56.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95296 ]
SDV352059Un-published: Tavistock Museum. Unknown. Plasterdown Camp.
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77950Related to: Blythedown farmstead, Sampford Spiney (Monument)
MDV55624Related to: Plasterdown Camp, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2017 11:57AM