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Airmans Institute

Hob Uid: 1384689
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Caversfield
Grid Ref : SP5894024580
Summary : A former Airmans' Institute (recreation and mess facilities) at RAF Bicester, Defence Clothing and Textile Agency site. It is located in the north east corner of the parade ground. The building was built in 1926 and was extended in 1935. In 1939 it became the Womens Royal Air Force mess in 1939 after a new dining room was built for the airmen. The building is constructed of brick with a slate roof. The main block has two projecting wings with extensions to the south east and to the rear. In 2003 English Heritage produced a report indicating the possible potential for listing the former mess as a Grade II Listed Building.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 included notes on the possible potential for making the former Airmans' Institute (Building 32) a Grade II Listed Building. It describes the building,which was built in 1926 as "recreation and mess facilities, extended 1935 and sited to north east of the parade ground. Became WRAF mess after construction of new Dining Room and Institute (Building 20) in 1939". (1)

Plan SP 5824 and Plan SP 5924 shows the building in the north east corner of the parade ground centered at SP 5894 2458. (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 : Mess
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Extended 1935
Monument End Date : 1935
Monument Start Date : 1935
Monument Type : Mess
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : WAAF mess 1939
Monument End Date : 1939
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : 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 : 496023
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 78
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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