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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1379426
English Heritage Legacy ID: 478808
Location: Elmbridge, Surrey, KT13
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
TQ 06 SE BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE Weybridge
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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