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HER Number:MDV56515
Name:Small-Arms Ammunition Workshop, Dunkeswell Airfield


Workshop near the operations block. A handcraft hut consisting of asbestos cement sheeting bolted together to form a seven sided building 18 feet across. The end walls are of brick.


Grid Reference:ST 136 074
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/41/55

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV131161.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995)/dunkeswell: 62.

Watts, S., 10/12/2015, Workshop at Dunkeswell Airfield (Ground Photograph). SDV359386.

Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery., 46 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Small arms ammunition workshop. Construction: universal asbestos company ltd - handcraft hut consisting of trough-shaped asbestos cement sheeting bolted together forming a seven-sided building of 18 feet span in cross-section. End walls of rendered 4.5 inch brick. Function: this was a saa workshop hut with plenty of electrical sockets. This is an interesting building group for the following reasons - i) hutting grouped together with the original function for the storage of small arms ammunition. Ii) a collection of prefabricated hutting of the handcraft type. All are in good condition despite not having any doors (francis).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV131161Migrated Record:
SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. 46.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95554 ]
SDV359386Ground Photograph: Watts, S.. 10/12/2015. Workshop at Dunkeswell Airfield. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV45090Part of: Dunkeswell Airfield, Dunkeswell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4948 - Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2016 3:46PM