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HER Number:MDV56225
Name:Military Camp, west of Crapstone


A military site of Second World War date providing dispersed accommodation for RAF Harrowbeer is visible on aerial photographs, to the west of Crapstone. The site was recorded as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.


Grid Reference:SX 497 679
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/557/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV119124.

Dispersed accommodation site of raf harrowbeer. Group of military huts along three sides of a field recorded on raf 1946-7 ap coverage. [wh1]water tank recorded on os 1954 map. Single hut, tank and group of hut platforms recorded on current dcc computerised mapbase (dob worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257195.

Des=dob worksheet (horner, w. )/(1996)/in smr.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF CPE/1890/F20/2348-9 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Military structures of modern date are visible on aerial photographs.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

Possible structures of this camp are extant here on the Ordnance Survey 2016 MasterMap. There appears, however, to be some discrepancy in accuracy of features mapped during this survey with those that are shown on this map. This error is likely due to the scale of base map used during the NMP rectification process. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photographs is not known.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Possible structures are extant here. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV119124Migrated Record:
SDV257195Migrated Record:
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF CPE/1890/F20/2348-9. [Mapped feature: #95491 ]
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2016 1:14PM