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HER Number:MDV56239
Name:Flight Office, Winkleigh Airfield

Summary

'H' shaped Flight Office of Nissen hutting construction.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 615 095
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/20/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.


Horner, W., 1996, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV344399.

A large number of buildings are recorded on the Royal Air Force aerial photo coverage including T2 hangar, blister hangars, ancillary buildings and earth-banked dispersal pens on the northwest side of the airfield. The current Devon County Council computerised mapbase records that the T2 hangar is still extant at SS61500970. There are also a number of other structures still recorded that appear on the Royal Air Force aerial photos, including a group of connected Nissen/Romney type huts at SS61560954.


ACE Archaeology Club, 1999, Winkleigh Airfield Survey (Un-published). SDV20447.

Survey compared the 1945 plan with surviving structures. The H-shaped Flight Office in the northwest area of the airfield. Of Nissen hutting construction. The north-west side of the "H" has collapsed, but the remainder is in reasonable condition and contains many original features. Other details: Site 51.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20447Un-published: ACE Archaeology Club. 1999. Winkleigh Airfield Survey. Digital.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344399Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV46535Part of: Winkleigh Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7124 - Survey of Winkleigh Airfield (Ref: 1999)

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2010 8:15AM