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3 Aircraft Hangars to Former Sundridge Aerodrome at Coombe Bank Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Sundridge, Kent

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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

Entry Name: 3 Aircraft Hangars to Former Sundridge Aerodrome at Coombe Bank Farm

Listing Date: 27 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449124

Location: Sundridge with Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

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

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Listing Text

TQ 4855 SUNDRIDGE CHEVENING ROAD

32/2002 3 Aircraft Hangars
to former Sundridge
Aerodrome at Coombe
Bank Farm

- II

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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Description

TQ 4855 SUNDRIDGE CHEVENING ROAD

32/2002 3 Aircraft Hangars
to former Sundridge
Aerodrome at Coombe
Bank Farm

- II

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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