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Monument Number 1384979

Hob Uid: 1384979
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5923024410
Summary : The lecture rooms and armoury at RAF Bicester technical site built in 1926 and extended in 1936. The extention was made for a photographic laboratory above the lecture rooms and workshops. The building is "T" shaped in plan the cross wing and the west part of the main building have two storeys and are constructed of brick with hipped roofs. The eastern part of the building has a single storey, and is constructed of brick, with a flat roof. The lecture rooms and armoury were recommended for potential future Listed Building status by an English Heritage report produced in May 2003.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 recommended that the lecture room and armoury ("Building 123") should be considered for potential future Listed Building status, possibly at Grade II. The report describes the building which was built in 1926 as "prominently sited on the main avenue bisecting the site. A cross wing added 1936 for a new photographic laboratory above lecture rooms and workshops." (1)

Based on comparison with the locational information in source 1 and the photograph in the relevant Building File, the lecture room and armoury is the long "T"-shaped building on the main avenue acros the technical site, centered at SP 5923 2441, shown on plan SP 5824 and SP 5924. (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 : Military Training Site, Military Building, Armoury
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Extended 1936
Monument End Date : 1936
Monument Start Date : 1936
Monument Type : Military Building, Military Training Site, Armoury, Laboratory
Evidence : Extant Building

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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 102
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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