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Monument Number 1384858

Hob Uid: 1384858
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5906024420
Summary : A guardhouse, formerly incorporating a fire party house (fire station) at RAF Bicester technical site. It was built in 1926. The role of fire party office was taken over in 1938 by a seperate building recorded as SP 52 SE 94. It is a single storey brick building with a slate roof, featuring a small bell turret centered over an unenclosed verandah to the front. To the rear of the building are cells and a walled exercise yard. The building is situated on a main avenue bisecting the technical site, leading to the hangars and flying field. The guardhouse was recommended for consideration as a potential future Listed Building by an English Heritage report of May 2003.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 recommended that the 1926 "Guard and Fire Party House " (Building 89) be considered for potential future Listed Building status at Grade II. The report describes the building as "a long rectangular building containing guardhouse and office, with a bell turret centered over the unenclosed verandah to the front and with cells and a walled exercise yard to the rear. It is prominently sited at the main gate, facing the Station Offices (147) across a main avenue bisecting the site, and leading to the hangars and flying field." (1)

Plan SP 5824 and SP 5924 shows a building matching to situation photographs of the guardhouse located on the north side of the entrance to the main artery through the site at SP 5906 2442.(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 : 20th Century
Display Date : Use change 1938
Monument End Date : 1938
Monument Start Date : 1938
Monument Type : Guardhouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1926
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1926
Monument Type : Guardhouse, Fire Station
Evidence : Extant Building

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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 : 497525
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 95
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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