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Latitude: 51.3272 / 51°19'37"N
Longitude: 0.0221 / 0°1'19"E
OS Eastings: 540986
OS Northings: 160614
OS Grid: TQ409606
Mapcode National: GBR M6.48R
Mapcode Global: VHHP9.BWKZ
Entry Name: Former Officers Mess, RAF Biggin Hill
Listing Date: 21 March 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186840
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358671
Location: Bromley, London, TN16
Electoral Ward/Division: Biggin Hill
Built-Up Area: Bromley
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Biggin Hill St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
The following building shall be added:
WESTERHAM MAIN ROAD
TQ 46 SW
785-/12/10003 former officers' mess, RAF
Officers' mess, circa 1935, possibly designed by S Bullock FRIBA who designed several Air
Ministry buildings, including a smaller but comparable mess dated 1934. Neo-Baroque style.
Built of red brick with stone dressings and hipped slate roof with brick chimneystacks.
Comprises a three-storey centre block with two-storey end blocks. Central block has projecting
central three bays with sash windows, band below second floor and stone semi-circular entrance
porch with Tuscan columns and stone balustrading. Flanking parts of 5 bays each with mainly
glazing bar sashes and pedimented projection with oculus through ground and first floor
attached to ground floor flat-roofed portion attached to projecting two-storey wings. Rear
elevation has projecting three-storey, nine-bay central section with band below second floor,
12-pane sashes and central first floor round-headed staircase window over pilastered doorcase.
Two storey 5 bay wings on either side. Large flat-roofed later C20 extension on right hand side.
Interior has central well staircase with turned balusters, some round-headed alcoves, oak
panelling and 6-panelled doors. One of the largest and most elaborate RAF officers' messes, and
the building with most architectural merit at RAF Biggin Hill, the most famous of the Battle
of Britain airfields.
Listing NGR: TQ4098660614
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