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HER Number:MDV78639
Name:Latrines and Ablutions, Exeter Airfield Site 2


Site of World War II latrines and ablution blocks.


Grid Reference:SY 013 933
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Military structures; earthworks and archaeological remains of World War II, RAF Exeter and post medieval catchmeadows and orchard banks on footprint of modern Exeter Airport and to the east

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DOMESTIC MILITARY BUILDING (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A group of five buildings shown. Correlation with Francis' locations unclear.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 151 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Francis lists the following buildings:
SY01389335 - Boiler house (TB).
SY01379336 - Airmen's latrines for 401 to 500.
SY01379334 - Airmen's latrines (S).
SY01389334 - Officers' showers for 50 to 65.
SY01389336 - Airmen's showers, ablutions and decontamination (N).
SY01399337 - Boiler house (TB).
All were demolished by May 1999. Other details: Site 2, Buildings 264-269.

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. 151.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105485 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48846Part of: Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 2 (Monument)
MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2021 1:36PM