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HER Number:MDV57216
Name:Exeter, Site 6, AA Battery

Summary

An anti-aircraft battery of Second World War date is visible as a number of structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, at The Linhayes. Two of the structures are extant on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 982 940
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/996, RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp4 6293-94 12-NOV-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358938.

The anti-aircraft battery is visible as three structures.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3071-72 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The anti-aircraft battery is visible as three structures.

RAF, 1947, CPE/UK 1974, 3455; HER 37/32 (Aerial Photograph). SDV101169.

Three Nissen huts visible. Map object previously based on this source.

Horner, W., 1996, Mosshayne Anti Aircraft Battery (Worksheet). SDV357022.

Site visit on 24th October 1996. Site of anti-aircraft battery beside Mosshayne Lane. Three Nisssen huts recorded on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph. The three hut platforms are still visible. One much altered hut is still standing.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 138 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Hayes farm, EL6 (new). Manned by 12 Regt, 34 Bty (temporary 35 Bty). 20 May 1941 to 5 June 1941. Different NGR quoted to Dobinson SX99079395.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object previously based on this source.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

An anti-aircraft battery of Second World War date is visible as a number of structures on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, at The Linhayes. The three nissen hut type structures are located within the southwest corner of an agricultural field, towards the intersection of Mill Lane and Mosshayne Lane. There is no obvious evidence, however, of any associated structures or earthworks of former gun emplacements on the aerial photographs viewed as part of this survey. Two of the structures are extant on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Two structures are extant.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101169Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. CPE/UK 1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3455; HER 37/32.
SDV323390Report - non-specific: Francis, P.. 1999. Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council. Airfield Research Publishing Report. Digital + A4. 138.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3071-72 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #95716 ]
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357022Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. Mosshayne Anti Aircraft Battery. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/996. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp4 6293-94 12-NOV-1945.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:00AM