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HER Number:MDV78165
Name:Electrical Sub-Station, Exeter Airport


World War II building still functioning as the airport's main inlet electrical sub-station. In fair condition.


Grid Reference:SY 001 933
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ELECTRICITY SUB STATION (World War II to XXI - 1939 AD to 2010 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 70 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Main Kiosk. The original 1937, 11,000 volt cable route terminated outside the small civilian hangar where a transformer supplied electricity at a reduced voltage to the terminal building. Soon after the Air Ministry took over the airport, the cable was diverted to a purpose-built building containing new transformers and switchgear. The building is known as the Main Kiosk, and still functions as the airport's main inlet electrical sub-station.
Construction is of permanent brick, supporting a single-pitch corrugated asbestos roof. In fair condition. Other details: Map 6, Site 236.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Dick, A. M., 2010, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV344874.

The structure shown on Francis' pan (based on an Air Ministry drawing) is orientated north-east to south-west, whereas the building shown on the 1946 aerial photography and 2010 Ordnance Survey map is orientated north-west to south-east. It is assumed that the Air Ministry drawing includes a compound.

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. 70.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344874Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 2010.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:19AM