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HER Number:MDV78344
Name:Bellman Aeroplane Shed, Exeter Airfield


World War II aircraft shed still in use as aircraft storage.


Grid Reference:SX 999 942
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

  • HANGAR (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, 93 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Bellman Aeroplane Shed. A pre-fabricated design, using a system of standard lattice units whereby both wall stanchions and roof girders use the same type of units. These are joined at the junction of wall and roof by a corner unit. Stanchions are spaced at 12 foot 6 inch centres, creating a shed with a rectangular plan, covering a standard length of 14 bays. At either end doors in six leaves open full width along projecting door guides. Two types of shed were available with either a clear height of 16 foot 6 inches ("low shed") or 25 feet ("high shed").
This example is a "low" shed, and appears to have been extended beyond the original 14 bays. It is used as an aircraft hangar by Iscavia (Jersey Europen Engineering). Other details: Site 121; Map 9.

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. 93.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105226 ]

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 8:21AM