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HER Number:MDV78349
Name:Type A1 Aircraft Shed, Exeter Airfield


World War II aircraft shed, now in industrial use.


Grid Reference:SX 999 941
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.

Type A1 Aircraft Shed on the former Ministry of Aircraft Production site.
The type A1 is an end-opening hangar with a clear span of 95 feet and normally erected in 12 (14 foot 7 inch) unit bays. At either end steel doors in six leaves open full width along floor and overhead door tracks that project out from the shed, braced outriggers uupport the upper track. Steel-framed roof trusses supported by rolled-steel stanchions were designed to carry a load of two tons. Roof and wall cladding was originally in the form of 24-gague galvanised corrugated sheeting. Primaryily used for housing aircraft undergoing maintenance by civilian work parties on operational bases, the storage of aircraft on the Aircraft Storage Units, and for aircraft production at aircraft factories.
Now used by Iscavia (Jersey Europen Engineering). In fair condition. Other details: Site 123; Map 9; Plate 27.

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: #105230 ]

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