Monument record ORF 077 - A aircraft hangar of World War I date

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A aircraft hangar of World War I date on Orfordness, Orford parish


Grid reference Centred TM 43823 49074 (58m by 52m)
Map sheet TM44NW


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Full Description

A structure of First World War date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa TM43824907 on King's Marshes, Orfordness, Orford parish. The structure is a First World War aircraft hangar associated with the early experimental air base, established circa 1915. The building continued in use as part of the experimental munitions and armaments testing base throughout the Second World War (see ORF 021). (S1-S4) Structure No. 20 (s5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF S/656 79-80 06-OCT-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF BR289 4-5 07-JAN-1942.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4373-4 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Gordon Kinsey. 1981. Orfordness - Secret Site, A History of the Establishment 1915-1980. Kinsey, G. (1981).
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Cocroft, W. and Alexander, M.. 2009. Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Orford Ness, Suffolk Cold War Research & Development Site Survey Report. 10-2009. Structure No. 20.

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2016 11:09AM

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