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HER Number:MDV57275
Name:OFFICERS QUARTERS in the Parish of Upottery

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:ST 203 108
Map Sheet:ST21SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST21SW/22/2/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV100960.

Francis, p. /blackdown hills airfield survey/(1995)/upottery:48.

Francis, P., 1995, Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery., 113 (Report - Survey). SDV312951.

Dispersed site 3 (mess) commanding officer's quarters. Construction: from 1942 uni-seco structures ltd designed a range of buildings and huts based around a system of standard units for walls and roof. They were manufactured under licence by building construction companies. The most successful company involved with the construction of seco hutting was en-tout-cas ltd who had a purpose built factory at thurmiston near leicester. The seco clear span hut consisted of prefabricated, hollow plywood "aero" beams, columns and eavespieces forming the framework. Wall and roof cladding consisted of timber-framed units of flat asbestos facing sheets separated by a cavity and filled with a mixture of cement and wood wool. All component parts were profiled and jointed to fit together with other parts. Seco buildings were designed to be recovered after the war to be used for emergency housing (figure 11). Function: commanding officer's residence. The roof has virtually collapsed leaving just the walls. Many fittings are still in situ including a "butler" sink (francis).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100960Migrated Record:
SDV312951Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 1995. Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey. Dunkeswell and Upottery.. Blackdown Hills AONB. Digital + A4. 113.

Associated Monuments

MDV57276Part of: Dispersed Site 3, Upottery Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4948 - Blackdown Hills Airfield Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM