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Monument Number 1384863

Hob Uid: 1384863
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5907024390
Summary : The station offices and operations block at RAF Bicester technical site, built in 1926. It is situated close to the maiin gate to the technical site at the west end of the main axis through the site, facing the guardhouse (SP 52 SE 95). The 2-storey building is built of brick with a slate roof. The front (the north facing elevation) of the building features three bays in English bond; the outside bays have brick quoins, and the Western end bay projects very slightly. The middle bay is lower and has an open verandah to the front . To the rear the plan is irregular. The building has been described as "a well-preserved example of a configuration typical of bomber stations in the inter-war period" by an English Heritage report produced in May 2003. The report recommended that the building should be considered for possible future Listed Building status.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 recommended that Buildings 146 and 147 the "Station Offices and Operations Block" at RAF Bicester technical site should be considered for potential future Listed Building status at Grade II. It records that these elements of the base were built in 1926, and describes them as being "a well preserved example of a configuration typical of bomber stations in the inter-war period." The report notes the location as "sited at the main gate, facing the guardhouse across the main avenue". (1)

Plan SP 5824 and SP 5924 shows a building matching the description given in source 1 and in photographs of the site at SP 5907 2439. (2)

Listed at grade II. (3)

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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Source Number : 3
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 : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1926
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1926
Monument Type : Office
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 : 497533
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 96
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Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14