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HER Number:MDV78671
Name:Airwomen's Institute, Exeter Airfield Dispersed Site 9


Site of dining room, airwomen's institute and sergeants' mess on World War II dispersed airfield site.


Grid Reference:SX 968 956
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • AIRMENS INSTITUTE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 154 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Dining room, (airwomen's) Institue and Sergeants' Mess (N). Institute for 150. Demolished by May 1999. Other details: Site 9, Building 440.

Gilbert, R. W., 2013, Nissen Hut Complex, Poltimore Park (Correspondence). SDV352198.

Attached is a photo of a nissen hut complex, one of a number sent to the website of the South West Airfields Heritage Trust by two ex WAAF plotters based at Poltimore Park during World War II.

South West Airfields Heritage Trust, 2013, South West Airfields Heritage Trust (Website). SDV352199.

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. 154.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105512 ]
SDV352198Correspondence: Gilbert, R. W.. 2013. Nissen Hut Complex, Poltimore Park. E-mail and attached photograph. Digital.
SDV352199Website: South West Airfields Heritage Trust. 2013. South West Airfields Heritage Trust. www.southwestairfields.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV53281Part of: Nissen Creek, Second World War Womens Auxiliary Air Force Accommodation Camp (Monument)
MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:28AM