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HER Number:MDV78175
Name:Gas Clothing Store, Exeter Airfield

Summary

Gas clothing store to World War II airfield. In good condition, and now used as a training centre.

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

  • 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, 72 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Gas Clothing Store. This 18 foot span, 3.5-bay temporary brick hut is shown on the earliest known Air ministry site plan (June 1940). The contents stored here (gas capes, respirators, rubber gloves and wellington boots) were only to be used in the event of an enemy gas attack on the aerodrome. One room functioned as an undressing area. Originally it had timber-framed trusses supporting corrugated asbestos sheeting, but timber trusses may have been replaced with steel.
In good condition, with replacement windows and doors. Now used as part of the Jersey European Training Centre. Other details: Map 6, Site 226.

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. 72.
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