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HER Number:MDV55681
Name:Defence Post 32, Exeter Airfield

Summary

Vis=02/07/1996(horner) se facing polygonal pillbox recorded on dcc computerised map base. Appears to have protective wall covering entrance on nw side. Still extant and viewed from take-off from airfield (horner).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 994 938
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/178

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV100886.

Recorded on 1947 ap (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV100887.

Des=horner, w. /(24/06/1997)/ as above/ note in pf.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV100888.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1974/3457/(11/4/1947)/smr 37/34.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2244.

Vis=02/07/1996(horner) se facing polygonal pillbox recorded on dcc computerised map base. Appears to have protective wall covering entrance on nw side. Still extant and viewed from take-off from airfield (horner).

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 86 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Defence Post 32. A monolithic concrete, thin-walled FW3/24 pillbox, facing east for nward defence. It has a covered entrance with a traversed wall. There is an earth mound on the roof which could be the remains of an anti-aircraft machine-gun position.
In fair condition. Other details: Plate 22.

Davis, R. A., 2014, Exeter Skypark, Devon, RGF Site Clearance and Landscaping: Historic Building Record, 8; Fig 2; Plates 39-40 (Report - Survey). SDV357036.

This defence post was a second type 24 pillbox facing east for inward defence of the airfield. It was located between fighter pens 81 and 85 and was orientated to cover the inward part of the airfield in the event of an airborne assault by paratroopers.
Constructed in a similar manner to Defence post 45 from poured concrete with internal ‘Y’ shaped blast protection wall. This pillbox was slight variant from the standard pattern in that it had a covered entrance on its west side. A small flight of steps led down to the interior.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100886Migrated Record: APH.
SDV100887Migrated Record:
SDV100888Aerial Photograph:
SDV2244Migrated Record:
SDV323390Report - non-specific: Francis, P.. 1999. Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council. Airfield Research Publishing Report. Digital + A4. 86.
SDV357036Report - Survey: Davis, R. A.. 2014. Exeter Skypark, Devon, RGF Site Clearance and Landscaping: Historic Building Record. Wessex Archaeology Report. 100863.02. A4 Bound + Digital. 8; Fig 2; Plates 39-40.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:00AM