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HER Number:MDV78485
Name:Searchlight Batteries 'Ack 2' at Bridge Copse, Spain Farm


Two searchlight batteries near Spain Farm during 1941


Grid Reference:SY 015 925
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAylesbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAYLESBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (World War II - 1941 AD to 1941 AD (Between))

Full description

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 138 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

At Bridge Copse, Spain Farm, three searchlights (one cluster) of 85th Searchlight Regiment (Mobile Defence Group) and once searchlight of 539 Battery, 88th Searchlight Regiment (Inner Aerodrome Defence), May 1941

Historic Environment Record, 2010, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV345351.

Francis gives incorrect Grid Reference SY01308274.

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. 138.
SDV345351Personal Comment: Historic Environment Record. 2010.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2010 11:17AM