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HER Number:MDV78463
Name:World War II Report and Control Centre


A purpose-built World War II Report and Control Centre located on St German's Road, due to be demolished in 2010.


Grid Reference:SX 922 939
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishST.DAVIDS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIVIL DEFENCE SITE (World War II - 1942 AD to 1942 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Passmore, M., 2010, Second World War Report and Control Centre, Exeter, 3-4 (Leaflet). SDV345315.

A purpose-built Report and Control Centre was constructed across the road from St German's House at Hilly Fields after the centre was relocated there following the blitz on the city in May 1942. Previously it had been located in the basement of the city library which was severely damaged at this time, and before that at the Police Station and Court House in Waterbeer Street. The building was not demolished as planned in 1948 as it was deemed 'capable of being put to effective use', and has been extended at some stage. It has been in service for a number of years as an indoor rifle range, but is due to be demolished during 2010 as part of Exeter University's re-development programme. Other details: Photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105338 ]
SDV345315Leaflet: Passmore, M.. 2010. Second World War Report and Control Centre, Exeter. A Brief Introduction to Twentieth Century Military and Civil Defence Archae. 15. A4 Folded + digital. 3-4.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4925 - Site Visit to Exeter Report and Control Centre
  • EDV6339 - Archaeological Recording at Lafrowda (Ref: EA7167)

Date Last Edited:Nov 3 2010 2:01PM