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HER Number:MDV79573
Name:Handcraft Hut, Alphington Allotments

Summary

Handcraft Hut, one of several structures associated with the anti-aircraft battery at Alphington allotments. Visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken from 1945 onwards, although it appears to have been somewhat altered.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 920 900
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishALPHINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/780, RAF/106G/UK/780 RVp2 6111-6112 09-SEP-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354839.

A rectangular structure with curved roof is visible.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object previously based on this Source.


Passmore, M., 2011, Second World War Anti-Aircraft Site, Alphington, Exeter, 1 (Report - non-specific). SDV346828.

The photograph shows a Handcraft hut associated with the anti aircraft battery at Alphington allotments. This is one of several structures identified from a Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Other details: Photograph.


Passmore, M., 2011, World War II Sites Alphington and Belmont Park (Correspondence). SDV347430.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A rectangular structure with a curved roof, 5 by 11 metres in plan, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1945 onwards. It is located next to a hedgebank and track that lead to the anti-aircraft battery MDV79572 and is very likely to be associated with it. The building depicted on Mastermap 2011 is considerably bigger and more complex indicating that this structure has been adapted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346828Report - non-specific: Passmore, M.. 2011. Second World War Anti-Aircraft Site, Alphington, Exeter. A4 Single Sheet + Digital. 1.
SDV347430Correspondence: Passmore, M.. 2011. World War II Sites Alphington and Belmont Park. Email. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV354839Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/780. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/780 RVp2 6111-6112 09-SEP-1945. [Mapped feature: #106375 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV79572Related to: Anti Aircraft Battery, Alphington Allotments (Monument)
MDV79574Related to: Fomer Military Building, Alphington Allotments (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Nov 18 2015 5:56PM