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Location DB > England > Devon > Budleigh Salterton > Brandy Head RAF Observation Post
Brandy Head RAF Observation Post
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created by GC Intercept on 2/22/2007 2:24 PM
last modified by GC Intercept on 8/16/2008 9:30 PM
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small 3 roomed, roofless house with balcony overlooking Lyme bay in East Devon. Generally derelict with few relics or artifacts to be seen.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Coast path
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • jagged metal
  •  Interesting Features
    Balcony and spectacular view out to sea
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 1945
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    World war 2 observation post which was used in experimental gunsight and weaponry development. The range was out at sea and aircraft would strafe floating targets whilst being monitored from this post. There is a large anti-shell wall behind the post which would protect the occupants as planes coming from Exeter commenced their firing runs. There was, it seems, also a mounting of some sort at the front of the building on which weaponry or optical devices could be tested. Also possibly used to monitor German and allied aircraft activity the East Devon airspace. Scallop divers in adjacent water often used to find spent cannon shells from the days when this range was active. The shells were then sold on in local tourist shops.
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     Future Plans
    2008 - the post has been substantially restored and cleaned up but may still fall into the sea. A bench has been installed for passing walkers and completely ruins the tone and UE value of the site.

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    coastal decay
    Thu, Feb 22nd, 2007
    posted by GC Intercept
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 8/19/2008 5:00 PM.

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  • on Aug 19 08 at 17:00, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 16 08 at 21:30, GC Intercept changed the following: Display Name, History, Future Plans
  • on Mar 1 07 at 15:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 28 07 at 8:51, GC Intercept made this location public
  • on Feb 26 07 at 14:37, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 25 07 at 17:41, GC Intercept made this location private
  • on Feb 25 07 at 17:41, GC Intercept made this location public
  • on Feb 23 07 at 23:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:54, GC Intercept changed the following: City
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:50, GC Intercept made this location available
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