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HER Number:MDV56296
Name:Royal Engineers Experimental School


'Loughrigg' was requisitioned during the Second World War and a Royal Engineers experimental school was established there in 1941.


Grid Reference:SS 716 260
Map Sheet:SS72NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH MOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NW/168

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY COLLEGE (World War II - 1941 AD to 1941 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sunday Telegraph, 1995, Untitled Source (Article in Serial). SDV86273.

There was a Royal Engineers experimental school at South Molton. This was connected with test ranges on Exmoor.

Horner, W., 1996, Royal Engineers Experimental School, Loughrigg (Worksheet). SDV86274.

The RE experimental school was at 'Loughrigg' on the corner of East Street and Station Road. It was stablished in the summer of 1941.

Southwest Archaeology, 2005, Mole Valley Farmers Station Road South Molton Devon. Results of an Archaeological Assessment, 2.6 (Report - Assessment). SDV324477.

'Loughrigg' was requisitioned during the second World War and housed a Royal Engineers experimental training school.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324477Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2005. Mole Valley Farmers Station Road South Molton Devon. Results of an Archaeological Assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 051114. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.6.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV86273Article in Serial: Sunday Telegraph. 1995. Sunday Telegraph.
SDV86274Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. Royal Engineers Experimental School, Loughrigg. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV72164Related to: Former Garden of Loughrigg, East Street, South Molton (Monument)
MDV72165Related to: Loughrigg, East Street, South Molton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2014 2:52PM