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Former Hangar at North East Corner of Former Airfield

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cherhill, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4418 / 51°26'30"N

Longitude: -1.9194 / 1°55'9"W

OS Eastings: 405697

OS Northings: 171428

OS Grid: SU056714

Mapcode National: GBR 3V9.FKC

Mapcode Global: VHB43.P140

Plus Code: 9C3WC3RJ+P6

Entry Name: Former Hangar at North East Corner of Former Airfield

Listing Date: 25 November 1987

Last Amended: 29 June 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363784

English Heritage Legacy ID: 316298

Location: Cherhill, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Cherhill

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Compton Bassett St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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1385/11/286 Former Hangar at north east corner of former airfield


Hangar for the servicing and repair of aircraft. 1916. Timber-framed with corrugated iron cladding and tarred roofing felt to curved and boarded roof. Rectangular plan, with full-width gable end openings, with lean-to annexes and brick chimney to semi-sunk boiler house on north side. Small-paned iron windows, 15 each side, set high up. Ends have timber boarding in gables and wide iron gantries (later C20 replacements) for sliding doors, surviving intact on west end and the east end refronted in later C20, in brick with two large doors. INTERIOR: similar roof form to the General Service Flight Sheds (qv).
HISTORY: The Aeroplane Repair Section specialised in the repair and servicing of aircraft, and this is the most complete surviving example of an ARS shed in Britain. It relates to two Gerneral Service Flight Sheds (qv) on the north side of the former airfield: a unique survival of a First World War RFC airfield with its hangars for service and housing a squadron of aircraft. Yatesbury opened in November 1916 as a Training Depot Station with two separate aerodromes, each to house two Royal Flying Corps reserve squadrons for the training of pilots.

Listing NGR: SU0570271431

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