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Name:RAF Folkingham
HER Number:35466
Type of record:Monument

Summary

RAF Folkingham

Grid Reference:TF 052 306
Map Sheet:TF03SE
Parish:FOLKINGHAM, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
ASLACKBY AND LAUGHTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
LENTON KEISBY AND OSGODBY, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 35466
RAF Folkingham was first used in 1940 as a decoy airfield. From 1942 it was used as a real airfield until it closed in 1946. The airfield was re-opened as a Thor missile base in December 1959 until August 1963.{1}{2}{4}
During a site visit to Temple Woods, part of which is in RAF Folkingham, a small number of bomb stores were recorded.{3}


<1> T.N. Hancock, 1978, Bomber County, p.116 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI1060.

<2> Otter, P, 1996, Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War, pp.41-43 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI7228.

<3> Archaeological Project Services, 2001, Temple Wood (Report). SLI7227.

<4> T.N. Hancock, 1985, Bomber County 2, p.67 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI9536.

Monument Types

  • AIRFIELD (Modern - 1940 AD to 1946 AD)
  • BOMBING DECOY (Modern - 1940 AD to 1942 AD)
  • DECOY AIRFIELD (Modern - 1940 AD to 1942 AD)
  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (Modern - 1940 AD to 1946 AD)
  • BOMB STORE (Modern - 1942 AD to 1946 AD)
  • THOR MISSILE SITE (Modern - 1959 AD to 1963 AD)

Associated Events

  • Survey of Temple Wood

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic Reference: T.N. Hancock. 1978. Bomber County. p.116.
<2>Bibliographic Reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.41-43.
<3>Report: Archaeological Project Services. 2001. Temple Wood.
<4>Bibliographic Reference: T.N. Hancock. 1985. Bomber County 2. p.67.