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HER Number:MDV78345
Name:Transformer House, Exeter Airfield

Summary

Probable main inlet sub-station or a battery charging facility for the Air Service Training Site during World War II.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 997 944
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

  • ELECTRICITY SUB STATION (Unknown date)

Full description

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 93 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Transformer House. This small, pitched-roof building is not shown on the 1944 Air Ministry site plan, or on the 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photography. It is probably the main inlet sub-station or a battery charging facility for the Air Service Training Site, but its date of construction is unknown.
Permanent brick built (English Bond), with a single steel truss supporting corrugated asbestos sheeting. Inside are rusty remains of electrical fittings and trunking, while open conduit pits are located within the concrete floor which all point to an electrical function.
In poor condition. Other details: Site 107a; 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: #105227 ]

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