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HER Number:MDV78374
Name:Fighter Pen, Exeter Airfield


World War II fighter pen with defended walls and air raid shelter.


Grid Reference:SY 005 939
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Military structures; earthworks and archaeological remains of World War II, RAF Exeter and post medieval catchmeadows and orchard banks on footprint of modern Exeter Airport and to the east

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLAST PEN (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, 99 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Fighter aircraft pen of Type 11070/40 for Flight "BK". This is the best example, as access is possible and it features two defended walls (Monument 57811) as well as its air-raid shelter. Other details: Site 189; Map 10; Plates 32-34.

Salvatore, J., 2001, Exeter Airport (Correspondence). SDV348644.

Suggested for preservation as part of a heritage trail.

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. 99.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105251 ]
SDV348644Correspondence: Salvatore, J.. 2001. Exeter Airport. Email from English Heritage. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)
MDV57811Related to: Fighter Pen Defended Walls, Exeter Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2021 1:35PM