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HER Number:MDV78412
Name:Guardroom at RAF Branscombe Radar Station


The former guardroom associated with RAF Branscombe radar station, which still retains the layout of its RAF days and some original features.


Grid Reference:SY 171 906
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouthleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Passmore, A. + Passmore, M., 2010, RAF Branscombe Administrative Site, 2 (Leaflet). SDV345192.

Some well-preserved Second World War Air Ministry brick and cement-rendered huts associated with the former RAF Branscombe radar station can be seen in the Kings Down Tail Caravan and Camping Park, near Branscombe. One building on this site is a former guardroom which has been recorded in photograph, plan and elevation. Despite some alterations to suit current use, the building still retains several original features, for example a fuse box, light switches and doors on which can still be deciphered the words TOILET, NCO, and possibly ORDERLY OFFICER. The internal layout still reflects that of its RAF days. Other details: Photographs, plan.

Passmore, M. + Passmore, A., 2011, Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Station Branscombe, 3 (Leaflet). SDV347307.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105291 ]
SDV345192Leaflet: Passmore, A. + Passmore, M.. 2010. RAF Branscombe Administrative Site. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 6. A4 Folded + digital. 2.
SDV347307Leaflet: Passmore, M. + Passmore, A.. 2011. Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Station Branscombe. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 34. A4 Folded + digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV55081Part of: Branscombe Radar Station (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4888 - Site Visit to RAF Branscombe Radar Station Administrative Site

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2011 10:29AM