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HER Number:MDV78335
Name:Aviation Petrol Installation, Exeter Airfield

Summary

One of two 36,000 gallon installations on World War II airfield. The pump house and some internal pipework and valves survive. It is unclear whether the three 12,000 gallon tanks are extant.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 997 942
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

  • PETROL STATION (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, 92 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Aviation Petrol Installation. One of two 36,000 gallon installations. The pump house survives, as does some of the internal pipework and valves, although it is unclear whether the three 12,000 gallon tanks are extant. It is odd that the valves and pipes are painted blue, a colour that is normally a code for water. The pump house is built from permanent brick, and has a concrete slab roof.
In fair condition. Other details: Site 112; Map 9.

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

Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Energy Centre at Exeter Skypark, Exeter, Devon. Historic Building Record (Report - non-specific). SDV348270.

The fuel store is listed in Francis’s report as ‘Aviation Petrol Installation (36,000 gallons) and numbered 112. It was surrounded by a soil bund and the centre area consisted of a brick pump house with flat concrete roof. The door opening on the west side consisted of a steel plate door protected by a brick blast wall (Plates 15-16). The interior was largely empty but still had the remains of pump housings and electrical switch apparatus (Plate 17).

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. 92.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105221 ]
SDV348270Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Energy Centre at Exeter Skypark, Exeter, Devon. Historic Building Record. Wessex Archaeology Report. 78400.02. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport
  • EDV5652 - Recording of World War II Hangar, Exeter Airfield

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:21AM