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Building 25 (Central Heating Plant)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lower Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5292 / 51°31'44"N

Longitude: -2.1298 / 2°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 391088

OS Northings: 181146

OS Grid: ST910811

Mapcode National: GBR 1QD.2CD

Mapcode Global: VH95Z.1TDM

Entry Name: Building 25 (Central Heating Plant)

Listing Date: 1 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 496003

Location: St. Paul Malmesbury Without, Wiltshire, SN14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: St. Paul Malmesbury Without

Built-Up Area: Lower Stanton St Quintin

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Corston and Rodbourne

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

STANTON ST QUINTIN

1384/0/10027 HULLAVINGTON BARRACKS
01-DEC-05 Building 25 (Central Heating Plant)

GV II

Central heating plant. 1935-6. A Bulloch, architectural adviser to the Air Ministry's Directorate of Works and Buildings. Drawing No 983/35. Bath stone ashlar on brick, concrete flat roofs.

PLAN: A tall thin tower incorporating water storage and flue is set off-centre to the
2-storey boiler room and ancillary spaces, set back from the tower front; fuel storage area behind, with oil tanks.

EXTERIOR: The tower is rectangular, with straight vertical sides stopped to a flat top; three of the faces contain a narrow vertical slot, stopped to a square head, but continued as a sunk panel above. Entrance though a deep-set arched doorway. Behind and attached to the tower the smaller stack, square on plan, is offset about 2m above the rood of the lower blocks. Windows are steel casements with horizontal bars, and slight drip-courses; two bays left of the tower include 2-light windows at each level, but a louvered opening above a door to the inner bay, and the return has 2 above one 3-storey unit with tall steel stack The rear has four 3-light clerestorey windows. Three large storage cylinders are contained in a low spillage wall.

INTERIOR: Not inspected, still in use for original function.

HISORY: This important functional building displays strong Art Deco influences, executed with the same care for overall impact and detail as the other buildings on this site. Buildings 20, 22, 23, 24 and 25 all face onto the avenue behind the hangar line, and that bisects the main SE-NW axis of the site.

Hullavington, which opened on June 6th 1937 as a Flying Training Station, is in every respect the key station most strongly representative of the improved architectural quality characteristic of the air bases developed under the post-1934 expansion of the RAF. Its position in the west of England with other training and maintenance bases also prompted its selection in 1938 as one of series of Aircraft Storage Units for the storage of vital reserves destined for the operational front-line. For further details on the site, se Buildings 59, 60 and 61 (The Officers' Mess).

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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