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HER Number:MDV78172
Name:Motor Transport Sheds, Exeter Airfield


Vehicle sheds and yard to World War II airfield. Subsequently used as airport fire station. In good conditon.


Grid Reference:SY 003 933
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

  • GARAGE (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, 71 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

MT (?Motor Transport) Vehicle Sheds and Yard. This complex is shown on the earliest known Air Ministry site plan (June 1940), but was badly damaged during air raids of April-May 1941. It originally consisted of two 10-bay vehicle sheds that faced each other and separated by a 75 feet wide tarmac vehicle manoeuvring area. The southern shed has an attached MT office and rest room. Post war, the northern shed was used as the airport fire station, but the fire department now have a modern purpose-built building.
Construction is of temporary brick with timber or steel roof trusses supporting corrugated asbestos sheeting. Bay width 13 feet, length 28 feet (clear), bay height (clear) 13 feet 6 inches
One bay is now missing from the southern shed, and several openings have been blocked up. In good condtion. Other details: Map 6, Plate 14, Site 219.

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. 71.
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 8:20AM