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HER Number:MDV79574
Name:Fomer Military Building, Alphington Allotments

Summary

Store hut, original purpose unknown, one of several structures associated with the anti-aircraft battery at Alphington allotments. Visible as a structure on aerial photographs taken from 1945 onwards.

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 Nissen-type structure 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.

Store hut, original purpose unknown. Evidence on one wall indicates that the structure originally had a curved roof. One of several structures associated with the anti-aircraft battery at Alphington allotments, identified from a Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Other details: Photographs.


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 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.

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.
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: #106376 ]
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)
MDV79573Related to: Handcraft Hut, Alphington Allotments (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2015 5:09PM