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HER Number:MDV78397
Name:Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3

Summary

A Second World War military site (Dispersed Site 2) associated with RAF Exeter is visible as a range of structures on aerial photographs of 1944 onwards. The structures have been completely demolished by 1966.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 014 934
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DISPERSED SITE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

United States Airforce, 1944, US/7PH/GP/LOC252, US/7PH/GP/LOC252 RS 4020 20-MAR-1944 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358580.

The site is visible as a range of structures.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4434-35 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The site is visible as a range of structures. Map object based on this source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FS 2462-63 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

The site is visible as a range of structures.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 381-382 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

The structures have been completely demolished.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 110 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Dispersed site 3. Nothing survives. Other details: Map 11.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A Second World War military site (Dispersed Site 2) associated with RAF Exeter is visible as a range of structures on aerial photographs of 1944 onwards. The former site occupies an area of approximately 0.50 hectares of gentle northwest facing slope across two adjacent agricultural fields. The site, which lies approximately 500m east of the main airfield site, is characterised by a number of nissen huts or pitched-roof structures, as well a number of smaller structures, interconnected by trackways. Dispersed Site 2 is located to the immediate west. The site remains largely unchanged on aerial photographs of 1947, although the structures have been completely demolished by 1966.

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. 110.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4434-35 13-APR-1946.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FS 2462-63 11-APR-1947.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 381-382 22-JUL-1966.
SDV358580Aerial Photograph: United States Airforce. 1944. US/7PH/GP/LOC252. United States Airforce. Photograph (Paper). US/7PH/GP/LOC252 RS 4020 20-MAR-1944.

Associated Monuments

MDV78649Parent of: Airmen's Barrack Block, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78648Parent of: Airmen's Latrine and Drying Room, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78642Parent of: Barrack Hut, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78646Parent of: Barrack Hut, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78647Parent of: Barrack Hut, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78643Parent of: Compressor House, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78644Parent of: Latrine Block and Drying Room, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV78640Parent of: Picket Post, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 3 (Monument)
MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:22AM