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Monument Number 1384670

Hob Uid: 1384670
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Caversfield
Grid Ref : SP5880024500
Summary : A barracks building, formerly the sergeants' mess, at RAF Bicester (Defence Clothing and Textile Agency). This was built in 1924 and shows some possible inspiration from the Garden City style in its design. It was extended in 1935 and converted for use as a barracks in 1939 after the sergeants took over the former officers' mess in another building.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 suggested that the former sergeants' mess (building 31) was potentially suitable for listing at Grade II. It describes the building, built in 1924 thus: "sited North of the parade ground with some Garden City inspiration clear in its external treatment- such as the stacks and herringbone tympanae. Sergeants' messes were more affected by RAF personnel policy than any other building type, this example being extended at the mess end in 1935 and converted into barracks after the sergeants moved to the former officers' mess (Building 16) 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 Summary 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 : Converted 1939
Monument End Date : 1939
Monument Start Date : 1929
Monument Type : Barracks
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Extended 1929
Monument End Date : 1929
Monument Start Date : 1929
Monument Type : Sergeants Mess
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1924
Monument End Date : 1924
Monument Start Date : 1924
Monument Type : Sergeants Mess
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 : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 497519
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 77
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