HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Monument Number 1385034

Hob Uid: 1385034
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5915024540
Summary : A group of garages for mobile petrol tankers at RAF Bicester technical site. They were constructed after 1934. They are built of brick with flat concrete roofs. This group of garages was among the buildings recommended for potential inclusion in a possible conservation area by an English Heritage report produced in May 2003.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 noted a group of petrol tanker sheds, (buildings 94, 105, 112, 116 and 118) amongst those buildings that might be included in a potential conservation area at the RAF Bicester site. The report explains that after 1934 the Royal Air Force introduced fuelling of aircraft by mobile petrol tanker sheds rather than at a central fuelling installation. The tankers were housed in brick buildings with flat concrete roofs, such as those at Bicester. (1)

Based on comparisons between plan SP 5824/ SP 5924 and the site photographs contained in the relevant Building File, petrol tanker shed building 94 appears to be located at SP 5915 2454. (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.
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1: 2500, 1968
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Built after 1934
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1934
Monument Type : Garage
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 104631
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 107
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
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