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HER Number:MDV71803
Name:Exeter, Site 7 AA Battery

Summary

Light AA Battery at Site 7, Exeter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 995 942
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46 (Monograph). SDV323690.

Light AA Battery at Site '7', Exeter. Equipped with a single 40mm Bofors gun on a MkI platform. Manned by 75 Regt, 303 Bty. Other details: AAI.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 38-39, 138 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Coach Bridge EL1 (ELA). Manned by 12 Regt, 34 Bty (temporary 35 Bty). 13 April 1941 to 5 June 1941. On night of 21 April 1941 fired five rounds during an attack on aerodrome. On night of 11/12 May 1941 fired a total of 59 rounds during two attacks on aerodrome.

Bryant, A., 2007, East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV345164.

Other details: Appendix 1, site 74; figure 3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323390Report - non-specific: Francis, P.. 1999. Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council. Airfield Research Publishing Report. Digital + A4. 38-39, 138.
SDV323690Monograph: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. I.4. A4 Bound.
SDV345164Report - Assessment: Bryant, A.. 2007. East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63771.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:07AM