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HER Number:MDV57232
Name:Dinghy Shed, Upottery Airfield

Summary

Dinghy shed. Construction: rendered 4.5 inch brick walls with piers at ten feet centres forming a building 3.5 bays long and supporting steel trusses carrying corrugated asbestos sheeting. Function: an inflatable dinghy was stored on the aircraft, usually in a compartment covered by a panel sealed with fabric. This could be ejected in an emergency as the dinghy was inflated with gas from a compressed gas cylinder. The servicing and inspection of dinghies for any signs of cracking or leaks was carried out by the safety section who also worked in the parachute store next door. Dinghies were normally returned here on a three monthly inspection rota, each had a log card showing the aircraft number and date of last inspection. Now used as a workshop and in good condition (plate 19) (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/89/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKSHOP (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36419.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995)/upottery:6.


Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery., 96 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Dinghy shed. Construction: rendered 4.5 inch brick walls with piers at ten feet centres forming a building 3.5 bays long and supporting steel trusses carrying corrugated asbestos sheeting. Function: an inflatable dinghy was stored on the aircraft, usually in a compartment covered by a panel sealed with fabric. This could be ejected in an emergency as the dinghy was inflated with gas from a compressed gas cylinder. The servicing and inspection of dinghies for any signs of cracking or leaks was carried out by the safety section who also worked in the parachute store next door. Dinghies were normally returned here on a three monthly inspection rota, each had a log card showing the aircraft number and date of last inspection. Now used as a workshop and in good condition (plate 19) (francis). Other details: Plate 19.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. 96.
SDV36419Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV47202Part of: Upottery Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4948 - Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2010 8:46AM