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HER Number:MDV78430
Name:Former Building at RAF Folly Gate


Former building at RAF Folly Gate, used as a village hall after the closure of the airfield in the 1950s.


Grid Reference:SX 573 975
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishInwardleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishINWARDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (XX - 1928 AD to 1959 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Passmore, A. + Passmore, M., 2010, Village Halls with Military Connections, 3 (Leaflet). SDV345254.

RAF Folly Gate had both a pre-war and a Second World War role before its closure in the 1950s. The village hall at Folly Gate is understood to be a former RAF building, standing on a site that was once an accommodation complex for the Women's Auxilliary Air Force. Other details: Photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105308 ]
SDV345254Leaflet: Passmore, A. + Passmore, M.. 2010. Village Halls with Military Connections. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 21. A4 Folded. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV57297Related to: MILITARY BUILDING in the Parish of Inwardleigh (Monument)
MDV57296Related to: RAF Folly Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4906 - Site Visit to Folly Gate Village Hall

Date Last Edited:Sep 21 2010 10:39AM