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Latitude: 51.2931 / 51°17'35"N
Longitude: -1.7744 / 1°46'27"W
OS Eastings: 415826
OS Northings: 154911
OS Grid: SU158549
Mapcode National: GBR 4YK.VLK
Mapcode Global: VHB4S.6R9K
Entry Name: The Trenchard Building (Building 70), Upavon Camp
Listing Date: 3 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186058
English Heritage Legacy ID: 311090
Location: Upavon, Wiltshire, SN9
Civil Parish: Upavon
Built-Up Area: Upavon Army Camp
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Upavon St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SU 15 SE (north side)
6/141 The Trenchard Building,
(Building 70), Upavon Camp
Station headquarters for the Royal Flying Corps, Central Flying
School, now museum. 1913. Lined rendering on brickwork. Asbestos
slate roof. Single storey. Central line of rooms with forward end
wings, and glazed corridor between. Entrance at each end of
corridor up flight of steps. Twelve-pane sash windows with sloping
lead clad sills. Extension block at north-east end post 1917,
containing conference/briefing room.
Interior: West end restored as commandant's office and ante-room.
One of an important group of purpose-built buildings for the
Central Flying School established here in 1912, under the command
of Captain Paine, RN, and Major, later Viscount, Trenchard. The
group comprises The Trenchard Building, Officers' Mess (q.v), Avon
Club (q.v.), the post office, Racquet Court (c1912), Sergeants'
Mess, four senior NCOs' quarters on Devon Road (1914-1929), four
Junior Officers' quarters on York Road, Paine Cottage (Commandant's
house 1912-15) and Lord House (Single Officers' quarters).
Listing NGR: SU1582554909
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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