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HER Number:MDV78228
Name:Gunnery Research Unit Armoury, Exeter Airfield

Summary

Three surviving bays of a 12-bay World War II armoury building.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 991 937
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARMOURY (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, 83 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

GRU (Gunnery Research Unit) Armoury, where aircraft gun magazine belts were maintained and re-loaded. Rooms included magazine store, armament inspection, gun maintenance room and turret fitting room. A 12-bay, 18 foot span temporary brick hut, of which only 3 bays are extant.
In poor condition. Other details: Map 8, Site 74.

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

Davis, R. A., 2014, Exeter Skypark, Devon, RGF Site Clearance and Landscaping: Historic Building Record, 5; Plate 1 (Report - Survey). SDV357036.

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. 83.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105127 ]
SDV357036Report - Survey: Davis, R. A.. 2014. Exeter Skypark, Devon, RGF Site Clearance and Landscaping: Historic Building Record. Wessex Archaeology Report. 100863.02. A4 Bound + Digital. 5; Plate 1.

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