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Latitude: 51.282 / 51°16'55"N
Longitude: 0.1277 / 0°7'39"E
OS Eastings: 548486
OS Northings: 155803
OS Grid: TQ484558
Mapcode National: GBR LLJ.H48
Mapcode Global: VHHPR.51CJ
Plus Code: 9F3274JH+R3
Entry Name: 3 Aircraft Hangars to Former Sundridge Aerodrome at Coombe Bank Farm
Listing Date: 27 April 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244242
English Heritage Legacy ID: 449124
Location: Sundridge with Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14
Civil Parish: Sundridge with Ide Hill
Built-Up Area: Sundridge
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Sundridge St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 4855 SUNDRIDGE CHEVENING ROAD
32/2002 3 Aircraft Hangars
to former Sundridge
Aerodrome at Coombe
Aircraft hangars, in use for sheep raising at time of survey. c.1910. Built
for manufacturing aeroplanes by Polish Prince de Bolotoff who built aeroplanes
there before the 1914-18 war. Timber framed, the roofs and walls covered in
corrugated iron sheeting, 3 gabled and open fronted hangars. Roofs are of
kingpost type construction with 5 posts to each gable held by iron clamps.
Each hangar is of 6 bays with square upright posts on padstones. Wall frame
has diagonal tension braces to rear and continuous window. Adjoining to the
south is a concrete structure of 2 bays wide and 9 bays long, not of special
interest, probably added c.1927 when the complex became a garage for West Kent
Motor Services. During the Second World War the hangars were used as an RAF
recovery unit for crashed aircraft. Included because pre 1914-18 aircraft
hangars are very rare, probably only about 15 surviving nationwide.
(See Sevenoaks Chronicle article of 1 May 1982).
Listing NGR: TQ4849655819
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