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HER Number:MDV57230
Name:WORKSHOP in the Parish of Clayhidon

Summary

Radar workshop. Construction: rendered 4.5 inch walls with piers at ten feet centres forming a building eight bays long and supporting steel trusses carrying corrugated asbestos sheeting. Built with one side elevation over looking open countryside. Function: routine maintenance of radar equipment - a perspex panel, which did not affect transmission of radar signals - was fitted instead of glass on an opening in the side wall overlooking gotleigh moor. The radar equipment (h2s) scanner under calibration was lined up to transmit through the perspex opening and aimed at a target 1,000 yards away. This enabled the scanner to be calibrated and serviced. Another room functioned as an accumulator store and had concrete benches. This building (plate 17) is particularly interesting as the perspex panel is still in-situ. The concrete accumulator benches and timber racking are also in evidence. The fabric is in fair condition but the interior is in bad shape due to its continued use as a hen house radar workshops such as this are now extremely rare (francis).

Location

Grid Reference:ST 193 105
Map Sheet:ST11SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SE/89/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36408.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995)/upottery:4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36409.

Des=slide (horner, w. )/(01/12/1994)/in smr.


Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery., 94 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Radar workshop. Construction: rendered 4.5 inch walls with piers at ten feet centres forming a building eight bays long and supporting steel trusses carrying corrugated asbestos sheeting. Built with one side elevation over looking open countryside. Function: routine maintenance of radar equipment - a perspex panel, which did not affect transmission of radar signals - was fitted instead of glass on an opening in the side wall overlooking gotleigh moor. The radar equipment (h2s) scanner under calibration was lined up to transmit through the perspex opening and aimed at a target 1,000 yards away. This enabled the scanner to be calibrated and serviced. Another room functioned as an accumulator store and had concrete benches. This building (plate 17) is particularly interesting as the perspex panel is still in-situ. The concrete accumulator benches and timber racking are also in evidence. The fabric is in fair condition but the interior is in bad shape due to its continued use as a hen house radar workshops such as this are now extremely rare (francis). Other details: Plate 17.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. 94.
SDV36408Migrated Record:
SDV36409Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV47202Part of: Upottery Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4948 - Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM