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British Aerospace Gatehouse Immediately South of Staff Mess

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7649 / 51°45'53"N

Longitude: -0.2382 / 0°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 521678

OS Northings: 208824

OS Grid: TL216088

Mapcode National: GBR J9L.6M8

Mapcode Global: VHGPK.TWGX

Entry Name: British Aerospace Gatehouse Immediately South of Staff Mess

Listing Date: 30 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433775

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

Civil Parish: Hatfield

Built-Up Area: Hatfield

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Hatfield Saint Michael

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following building:-


TL 20 NW HATFIELD COMET WAY


8/10003 British Aerospace Gatehouse
immediately south of Staff Mess


GV II

the description shall be amended to read:-

Gatehouse to aeroplane makers. 1934 by Geoffrey Monro for the de Havilland Aviation
Company. White painted reinforced concrete. Flat roof with cantilevered concrete eaves and
parapets. Plan: Gatehouse at NE end of asymmetrical multi-foil plan with curved window bays
and with later extension at rear (SW). International Modern Style. Exterior:Single storey. Small
gatehouse facing entrance with 2 projecting semi-circular bays flanking recessed entrance at
centre, the left bay is smaller and on the left hand return there is a third larger semi-circular
projecting bay; all with metal frame windows with glazing bars and curved glass and with deeply
cantilevered eaves canopy around the whole gatehouse. Later extension at rear (SW). Interior:
not inspected.
Note: This is the gatehouse to the de Havilland Aviation Company, where many famous
aeroplanes were designed including the Tiger Moth, Dragonfly, Mosquito, Vampire and Comet.


The statutory list was previously amended in respect of this entry on 30 June 1993.

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TL 20 NW HATFIELD COMET WAY


8/10003 British Aerospace Gatehouse
immediately south of Staff Mess


GV II

Gatehouse to aeroplane makers. 1934 by Geoffrey Monro for the de Havilland Aviation
Company. White painted reinforced concrete. Flat-roof with cantilevered concrete eaves and
parapets. Plan: Gatehouse at NE end of asymmetrical multi-foil plan with curved window bays
and with narrow range behind linking it with broader rectangular reception block to SW with
rounded corners on SE front. International Modern Style. Exterior: Single storey. Small
gatehouse facing entrance with 2 projecting semi-circular bays flanking recessed entrance at
centre, the left bay is smaller and on the left hand return there is a third larger semi-circular
projecting bay; all with metal frame windows with glazing bars and curved glass and with deeply
cantilevered eaves canopy around the whole gatehouse. Narrow linking block to rear (SW) to
larger single storey range with concrete coping to parapet and curved corners on SE front with
horizontal window bands, the RH (E) corner with later revolving door inserted. Metal frame
windows with glazing bars. Interior: not inspected.
Note: This is the gatehouse to the de Havilland Aviation Company, where many famous
aeroplanes were designed including the Tiger Moth, Dragonfly, Mosquito, Vampire and Comet.


Listing NGR: TL2167808824

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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