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HER Number:MDV78178
Name:Defence Post "C", Exeter Airfield

Summary

World War II underground pillbox surviving in aircraft parking area.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 002 935
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

  • PICKETT HAMILTON FORT (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 73 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Defence Post "C". This example of a Pickett-Hamilton fort in its closed position is located within the grass parking area for light aircraft. The entrance hatch plate can easily be lifted, but the interior was found to be full of water.
Condition unknown, but probably poor. Other details: Map 6.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Pillbox Study Group, 2012, WWII Defence Sites, e11448 (Un-published). SDV357880.

Pickett Hamilton Fort.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105087 ]
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. 73.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV357880Un-published: Pillbox Study Group. 2012. WWII Defence Sites. Digital. e11448.

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