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HER Number:MDV57257
Name:OPERATIONS BLOCK in the Parish of Clayhidon

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:ST 195 105
Map Sheet:ST11SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SE/89/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36649.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995)/upottery:27.

Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery., 105 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Operations block. Construction: this design was the final amdgw operations block built on nearly all new bomber airfields after 1943. Also replaced existing buildings on airfields up-graded from bomber satellite to "class a" bomber stations. Built of rendered permanent brick with concrete roof, all entrances protected by blast walls and entry was via air-locks. This is the only surviving building on the administration site. It appears to be in good condition (figures 30-31 and plate 16) (francis).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. 105.
SDV36649Migrated 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