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Building 81, Upper Heyford Airbase, Oxfordshire

Martinez-Jausoro, Rafael (2009) Building 81, Upper Heyford Airbase, Oxfordshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)


UPHE81 09 Upper Heyford Building 81_A1b.pdf



Upper Heyford Airbase is a site of great historical significance which has been subject to considerable study since its closure as an airfield in 1994 and particularly in the last 5 years. In 2006 Cherwell District Council designated the site as a Conservation Area and a number of the buildings have been afforded protection as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. The site retains a number of buildings from before the Second World War but the key significance of the site is its remarkably well preserved Cold War landscape, parts of which are considered to be of international significance. Building 81 is a small building dating from the Second World War, in an area to the south of the Cold War zone which is not considered to be of particular historical significance. Although the building is of little intrinsic interest it is within the RAF Upper Heyford Conservation Area and an application for its demolition has been granted with the condition that a record be made of the structure. Building 81 is a modest building of undetermined original function but more recently with a minor administrative use. It was constructed with pre-cast concrete panels.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Historic Buildings Recording and Investigation
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
ID Code:206
Deposited By: Joseph Reeves
Deposited On:17 Mar 2010 13:41
Last Modified:22 Aug 2014 10:40

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