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HER Number:MDV56480
Name:Electrical Sub-Station, Dunkeswell Airfield


Site of a brick enclosure with a concrete base that supported electrical switchgear and a transformer. The transformer was used to boost suppy in order to maintain a constant supply of 400/230 volts.


Grid Reference:ST 127 075
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/41/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ELECTRICITY SUB STATION (World War II - 1939 AD (Between) to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Structure visible.

Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery, No. 13 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Electrical sub-station. Construction: nine inch brick enclosure with a concrete base for supporting electrical switchgear and transformer.
Function: to house an electrical transformer so that a boost could be given to the air ministry supply to maintain a constant supply of 400/230 volts. The out-going electric supply was controlled from oil cooled switchgear. Long and Crawford Ltd switchgear and fuse boxes are still in situ. Cast iron parts belonging to the transformer are also spread around the enclosure. The original gate also survives. Francis notes that the fixtures are more corroded than that found in the sub-station enclosure on the main technical site but that it is interesting that it has survived here.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

No longer extant.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. No. 13. [Mapped feature: #35758 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV45090Part of: Dunkeswell Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4948 - Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2023 5:44PM