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HER Number:MDV57300
Name:World War II Military Camp, Oaklands


Large number of Nissen-type huts and other buildings on west bank of River Okement, to south of Oaklands, shown on 1940s Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 586 955
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NE/105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 2196 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

HER ref: 34/39.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Wasley, G., 1994, Devon at War 1939-1945, 121 (Monograph). SDV165766.

Possibility that this was the camp of the United States 227 Field Artillery Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division. This was stationed at Okehampton 1943-44.

Kenyon, D. R., 1997, Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment, Figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV346209.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Horner, W., 29/01/1997, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349593.

Military camp of mostly Nissen type huts recorded on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph coverage. Sited on Oaklands showground. Some of the buildings recorded on the Oprdnance Survey 6 inch (1964) and 25 inch (1967) maps appear to be in the same locations as those on the aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165766Monograph: Wasley, G.. 1994. Devon at War 1939-1945. Devon at War. Hardback Volume. 121.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2196.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346209Report - Assessment: Kenyon, D. R.. 1997. Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 97498. A4 Stapled + Digital. Figure 2.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349593Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 29/01/1997.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2012 3:43PM