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HER Number:MDV78207
Name:"Q" Unit Plinth, Exeter Airfield

Summary

World War II structure of unknown function, but believed to have been associated with deception.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 011 936
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

  • MILITARY BUILDING (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 75 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

"Q" Unit Plinth. This structure, which looks similar to a trqnsformer plinth, consists of a roofless 9 inch brick wall enclosure and a blass wall protecting the entrance. Its exact function is unknown. "Q" is normally associated with deception, but it is unclear how it operated.
Viewed only at a distance, so condition unknown. Other details: Site 206.

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

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. 75.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105110 ]

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