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Bellman Hangar Brooklands Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Weybridge, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3552 / 51°21'18"N

Longitude: -0.4632 / 0°27'47"W

OS Eastings: 507106

OS Northings: 162912

OS Grid: TQ071629

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.FWJ

Mapcode Global: VHFV3.X6GF

Entry Name: Bellman Hangar Brooklands Museum

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478808

Location: Elmbridge, Surrey, KT13

County: Surrey

District: Elmbridge

Town: Elmbridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Weybridge St George's Hill

Built-Up Area: Weybridge

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Weybridge

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


374/4/10052 Bellman Hangar, Brooklands


Bellman hangar. Built late 1940 for Vickers-Armstrong on behalf of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Manufactured by Head Wrightson and Co. Ltd of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Corrugated iron cladding over steel frame of rolled sections, both walls and roof using the same standard units joined at their junction by a standard corner unit. Rectangular plan, 180 x 95 x 25 foot. Aligned N-S on the Motor Circuit's Finishing Straight, with sliding doors in the end gables. Interior has exposed steel frame.
HISTORY: Construction on this hangar and 3 others on the Vickers factory site commenced on September 16th - at the height of the Battle of Britain and after the Luftwaffe's devastating raid on the Vickers factory at Brooklands - and it was completed on the 12th of December. These hangars had all been given a clear internal height of 25 feet, in order to accommodate Vickers Wellington bombers for the purpose of essential repair work.
Approximately 400 Bellman hangars were built on RAF and Ministry of Aircraft Production factory airfields, the majority of these having lower (16ft 6 inches) height which could not accommodate Wellingtons.
(Archives at and information from Brooklands Museum; Paul Francis, British Military Airfield Architecture, 1996)

Listing NGR: TQ0710662912

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