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Monument Number 1384843

Hob Uid: 1384843
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5909024530
Summary : A water tower at RAF Bicester technical site, built in 1926. It is 50 foot (about 16.6m) high and is built of reinforced concrete. An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 recommended that the the structure should be considered for potential future Listed Building status.
More information : An English Heritage Report produced in May 2003 recommended that the water tower at RAF Bicester be considered for potential Brade II Listed Building status. (This is building 84 in the building numbering scheme current at the site between 2000-2003). it describes the water tower , built in 1926 as "built of reinforced concrete and 50 foot high, for the supply of water to the entire site. A prominent feature". (1)

On plan SP 5824 and SP 5924 the water tower is labelled as "Tank" at SP 5909 2453. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage field survey reports
Source details : English Heritage Thematic Listing Programme May 2003: "|Survey of Military Aviation Sites and Structures Summary Report", unpaged.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500, 1968
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1926
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1926
Monument Type : Water Tower
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 104631
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 93
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14