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Officers Mess And Quarters

Hob Uid: 1384605
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Caversfield
Grid Ref : SP5872324743
Summary : A former Officers' Mess and Quarters building situated at the Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency site, RAF Bicester. The mess was built in 1926. In 1939 it became the Sergeants' Mess and Quarters when a new Officers mess was constructed at Cherwood House. The building has one to two storeys with a slate roof. The linking passage between the two storey part to the west and the one storey elements to the east features an entrance with a pediment above. To the east of the passage is a one storey wing with a 1926 date stone. In May 2003 the building was recommended as being suitable for Listing.
More information : Recommended for Listing at Grade II by an English Heritage Thematic Listing Programme report produced in May 2003: Building 16, Officers' Mess and Quarters. Located at DCTA Site, RAF Bicester. Built in 1926, it was "planned according to the principles of dispersal and sited at the North end of the site. It became the Sergeants Mess and Quarters after the construction of a new mess (Cherwood house, Buckingham Road) in 1939". (1)

Listed at grade II. (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 Summaty Report", unpaged.
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : CHERWELL, 01-DEC-2005
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Vol(s) : 1714

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1926
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1926
Monument Type : Officers Mess, Officers Quarters, Date Stone
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Sergeants' mess 1939
Monument End Date : 1939
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Sergeants Mess
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 104631
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 496020
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 72
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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