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HER Number:MDV78363
Name:Machine Gun Range, Exeter Airfield

Summary

Small arms machine gun range with butts and target store in good condition. Further elements may be masked by heavy vegetation.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 002 939
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIRING RANGE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 99 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

A four-point, twenty-five yard machine-gun range (small arms) for two squadrons. The butts and target store survive in quite good condition. It is unclear, owing to heavy vegetation, whether the firing shelter or equipment such as target holders and pulleys survive. Construction is of 9 inch brick wall with brick buttresses.
In poor condition. Other details: Site 150; Map 10.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Pillbox Study Group, 2012, WWII Defence Sites, e10338 (Un-published). SDV357880.

Twenty five yard small arms range used to practice for airfield defence.

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. 99.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV357880Un-published: Pillbox Study Group. 2012. WWII Defence Sites. Digital. e10338.

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 8:22AM