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HER Number:MDV78168
Name:Main Workshops, Exeter Airfield

Summary

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

Location

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

  • AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE UNIT (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 Workshops. This 28 foot span temporary brick workshop block is shown on the earliest known Air Ministry site plan, but its plan-form is 'U'-shaped, rather than 'A'-shaped as it is today. In its original form one wing was dedicated to engine repar and included an acetylene welders' and blacksmith's shop, whicle the other wing specialised in airframes and carpentry. They were joined together by a machine shop, offices and a store. The function of the extension is unknown, but it could have been an nstrument repair shop.
In fair condition. Other details: Map 6, Plate 12, Site 395.

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

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).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

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