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HER Number MWB22247
Record Type Building
Name Nissen Huts, Limberlost Farm, Greenham Common

Grid Reference SU 534 647
Map Sheet SU56SW
Parish Thatcham, West Berkshire
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Unlisted row of Second World War Nissen Huts, some of which survive in the early 21st century

Monument Type(s):

Full Description

Eight Second World War Nissen Huts are shown on the Fifth Edition OS map of 1971 mostly around the eastern edge of a field at Limberlost Farm <1>. It is possible that they originally had a function related to nearby Greenham Common Airbase (MWB6570) or Limberlost Bomb Stores (MWB16502), but by the time of the OS Mastermap of 2011, only four remained <2>.

In 2020 a planning application was submitted to convert the southernmost of the surviving Nissen Huts from agricultural use to residential use <3>.

Sources and further reading

<01>Ordnance Survey. c. 1960. Ordnance Survey Epoch 5. [Map / SWB14665]
<02>2007-. OS Master Map (digital). Digital. [Map / SWB147179]
<03>Walsingham Planning. 2020. Planning Statement: Nissen Hut, Limberlost Farm, Crookham Common, Thatcham. B0057/20. WBC Network. [Unpublished document / SWB149763]

Related Monuments

MWB22066Limberlost Farm, Crookham Common (Building)
MWB6570Greenham Common Airbase (RAF Greenham Common) (Monument)
MWB16502Limberlost Bomb Stores, Crookham Common (Monument)

Associated Excavations and Fieldwork

  • None recorded