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HER Number:MDV78166
Name:Main Stores, Exeter Airfield


Main Stores to World War II airfield. In fair condition.


Grid Reference:SY 002 933
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

  • STOREHOUSE (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 Stores. This block is shown on the earliest known Air Ministry site plan (7633/40, dated June 1940). It has an 'E'-shaped plan, and consequently is in four parts. The west wing functioned as a technical stores for aero-engine and MT (?Motor Transport) spares, while the east wing housed a barrack stores for clothing and barrack equipment, and included an issue area and fitting space. The central wing, which normally would be detached from the main block, is called a fabric store, and held airframe components. Office accommodation, packing case store and a receipt and unpacking area made up the north elevation.
Construction is of 28 foot span temporary brick with both east and west wings heing 10 bays long with external piers at 10 foot centres. Roof trusses were originally timber, but these may have been replaced in steel. Roof cladding is corrugated asbestos sheeting. The fabric store is also constructed in temporary brick, but has 20 foot high walls covering 4-5 bays.
The building has now been sub-divided into the following: east wing: Airport Auto valet, fabric store: Airways Flight Training, west wing: BAC Express.
Fair condition. Other details: Map 6, Plate 12, Site 228.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 31798 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344040.

Map object based on this Source.

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).
SDV344040National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 31798. National Monuments Record Index. Website.

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