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Latitude: 53.8662 / 53°51'58"N
Longitude: -1.3219 / 1°19'18"W
OS Eastings: 444691
OS Northings: 441325
OS Grid: SE446413
Mapcode National: GBR MR6Q.MT
Mapcode Global: WHDBF.N2RX
Entry Name: Former Aircraft Hangar Approximately 200 Metres South East of Headley Hall Farm
Listing Date: 3 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1313179
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342211
Location: Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Leeds, LS24
Civil Parish: Bramham cum Oglethorpe
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe
Church of England Diocese: York
BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE SPEN COMMON LANE
LS23 (west side, off)
1/51 Former aircraft hangar
approx. 200 metres
south-east of Headley
Former aircraft hangar, now used as barn (etc). 1916, for Royal Flying Corps; slightly
altered. Timber construction, with wall panels said to be of steel and concrete
laminate, segmental roof with felted cladding. Large rectangular structure approx.
50x30 metres, on east-west axis, with attached single-storey offices on north side.
Laminated timber wall posts with external buttresses of the same construction,
horizontal ties to these passing through the wall at mid-level and raked ties likewise
passing through to the roof trusses, continuous small-paned glazing between these
ties; full-height sliding doors at both ends (altered, and replaced or faced with
corrugated iron sheeting), with vertical windows and central ventilator in the
segmental gable. Offices on north side of similar construction. Interior:laminated
timber roof trusses of segmental latticed girder construction, the outer end boarded,
linked longitudinally by a pair of purlins mounted on the tie-beams, carrying closely-
spaced purlins and diagonally-boarded cladding (said to be cross-diagonal laminate);
some original wall lettering in the bays. History: only surviving building of
No 38 TDS (Training Depot Station), Tadcaster, opened in Spring of 1916 with arrival
of B Flight of 33 Squadron, and later 46 Reserve Squadron, initially for air defence
of Leeds Sheffield area; subsequently TDS (normally the largest 1st World War aerodromes,
bases for squadrons mobilising for overseas service); closed June 1919, used as
aircraft store, later sold. Item is good example of its type and date; same construction
as at RAF Museum, Hendon, and Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire. References: Imperial
War Museum (ref 105/SE/445 413) and Bruce Robertson Aviation Archaeology 2nd edition
1983 especially pp 41-44 and Appendix A.
Listing NGR: SE4469141325
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