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HER Number:MDV78310
Name:Military Building to East of Marsh-Side, Braunton

Summary

A small square concrete building of Second World War date and military function is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, in a field to the east of Braunton Marsh. It has been identified as a plinth of a Type 14 radar, part of RAF Wrafton radar station.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 468 354
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

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))
  • RADAR STATION (World War II to XX - 1941 AD to 1946 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1655, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 3361-3362 11-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349996.

A small square structure is visible.


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

Small square military building shown on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


Passmore, M. + Passmore, A., 2008, Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Stations in Devon. The Second World War and Beyond, 77 (Monograph). SDV342115.

The plinth of a Type 14 (surveillance) radar stands alone in a field. Formerly part of RAF Wrafton, a ground controlled interception station. Other details: Photograph.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4635 08-APR-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349899.

The structure remains visible.


Knight, S., 2010, Site Visit to Broadlands Farm (Personal Comment). SDV345074.

Small square concrete building in fairly good condition with metal fixtures, including an external ladder and metal fittings on the roof, still extant. Other details: Digital Photos.


Passmore, M., 2011, Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Station Wrafton, 3 (Leaflet). SDV347323.

To the south of Gallowell Lane stands the plinth of a Type 14 radar. Other details: Photograph.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A small square concrete building of Second World War date and military function is visible as a structure on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, in a field to the east of Braunton Marsh. The structure is estimated to measure circa 3 metres square. It has been identified as the remains of a plinth of a Type 14 (surveillance) radar, part of RAF Wrafton radar station. It remains clearly visible on digital interactive images derived from aerial photographs taken in April 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342115Monograph: Passmore, M. + Passmore, A.. 2008. Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Stations in Devon. The Second World War and Beyond. Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Stations in Devon. The Second World War a. A4 Paperback. 77.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345074Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2010. Site Visit to Broadlands Farm. Not Applicable.
SDV347323Leaflet: Passmore, M.. 2011. Royal Air Force Air-Defence Radar Station Wrafton. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 41. A4 Folded + digital. 3.
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349899Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4635 08-APR-2010.
SDV349996Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1655. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 3361-3362 11-JUL-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV54163Related to: Wrafton Radar Station (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4869 - Site Visit to Broadlands Farm
  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2014 11:32AM