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HER Number:MDV78416
Name:Recreation Ground, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 7

Summary

A recreation ground of Second World War date for dispersed RAF personnel is visible on aerial photographs of 1946, to the northeast of Marwood Cross. No traces of the recreation ground are visible on aerial photographs of 1947.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 014 931
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAylesbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAYLESBEARE
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

The recreation ground is visible as a series of worn areas of vegetation.

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

Map object previously 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.

No evidence of the recreation ground is visible.

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

Francis' annotated 1944 Air Ministry Drawing indicates a recreation ground attached to dispersed accommodation site 7. Other details: Map 13.

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

A recreation ground of Second World War date for RAF personnel is visible on aerial photographs of 1946, to the northeast of Marwood Cross. The site occupies the northern half of a single rectilinear shaped field and covers an area of approximately 4.76 hectares. It is sited between Dispersed Site 7 to the southwest and Site 2 to the north and interconnected by a trackway. The site of the recreation ground is visible as a series of areas of worn grass, including semi-circular areas of probable goal mouths of football pitches. No traces of the recreation ground are visible on aerial photographs of 1947.

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.
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. [Mapped feature: #105295 ]
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

Associated Monuments

MDV48848Part of: Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 7 (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)
  • EDV6447 - Geophysical Survey for A30 Honiton to Exeter Improvement Scheme (Ref: 0480694/EXD/EXM)

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:23AM