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British Aerospace Staff Mess

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7656 / 51°45'56"N

Longitude: -0.2381 / 0°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 521684

OS Northings: 208902

OS Grid: TL216089

Mapcode National: GBR J9L.6N4

Mapcode Global: VHGPK.TWHC

Plus Code: 9C3XQQ86+6Q

Entry Name: British Aerospace Staff Mess

Listing Date: 30 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433774

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10

County: Hertfordshire

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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Staff mess to offices. 1934 by Geoffrey Monro for the de Havilland Aviation Company. White
painted reinforce concrete; flat roof concealed behind parapet. Plan: Managers' mess to NE with
rounded corners and entrance and stairhall projecting on NE end; larger and wider staff mess
to SW with projecting entrance block at SW end. International Modern Style. Exterior 2
storeys. Managers' mess at NE end has rounded corners with curved windows and horizontal
bands of windows with green glazed tile piers and metal frames. Projecting on NE end 2-storey
entrance and stairhall block with broad metal frame window on ground and first floors, the
ground floor with integral doorway on left with cantilevered canopy. Behind to the SW a wider
and taller block, the staff mess, with similar windows on the ground floor but 5 tall first floor
windows on either side. Segmental raised parapets at either end of staff mess, at SW end
projecting entrance block of 2 storeys with horizontal window band on first floor and doorway
on ground floor with cantilevered canopy and flanking integral windows. Interior: Open-well
staircase in managers' mess with unpierced balustrade and moulded wooden handrail, raised and
ramped up at corners.
Note: These were the messes to the offices of the de Havilland Aviation Company, where
many famous aeroplanes were designed including the Tiger Moth, Dragonfly, Mosquito,
Vampire and Comet.

Listing NGR: TL2168408902

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