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HER Number:MDV56242
Name:Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site

Summary

Site of airfield administration complex.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 627 089
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/20/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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


Horner, W., 1996, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV344515.

There is a small group of huts and a blast shelter at SS627089 (also on Ordnance Survey 6 inch1964 map). One building is still recorded on the Devon County Council mapbase.


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

The survey of Winkleigh Airfield by ACE Archeaology Club in 1999 compared the 1945 plan with surviving structures. The administration site in the central area of the airfield included a picket post, a station office and latrines. The site has been destroyed. Other details: Sites 90-95, 457.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Appears to have been redeveloped.


Passmore, M. + Passmore, A., 2013, RAF Winkleigh (Leaflet). SDV355704.

The airfield at Winkleigh was completed in January 1943, and was first occupied by the RAF's Fighter Command. It was then used by the United States Army Air Force, whose role was to support the D-Day invasion landing trials. It later became home to the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Air Force. It ceased operational duties in 1945, and was sold by the Air Ministry in 1958.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20447Un-published: ACE Archaeology Club. 1999. Winkleigh Airfield Survey. Digital.
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95502 ]
SDV344515Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet.
SDV355704Leaflet: Passmore, M. + Passmore, A.. 2013. RAF Winkleigh. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 48. A4 Folded + digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV76767Parent of: Blast Shelter, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76754Parent of: Office Latrine, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76751Parent of: Picket Post, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76755Parent of: Signals Block, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76752Parent of: Station Office, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76756Parent of: Telephone Exchange, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)
MDV76766Parent of: WAAF Latrine, Winkleigh Airfield Administration Site (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2016 3:43PM