Monument record 0852500000 - Langley Airfield

Summary

Langley Airfield and aircraft factory built 1936-8 by Hawker Aircraft Ltd and in use until 1950.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Type and Period (3)

  • AIRCRAFT FACTORY (Modern - 1936 AD to 1950 AD)
  • AIRFIELD (Modern - 1936 AD to 1950 AD)
  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (Modern - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Description

Hawker Aircraft Ltd purchased land at Langley in 1936 and built a factory and airfield. By 1938 the factory was completed and producing one Hurricane a day, rising to five a day in 1942. During 1941/42 a few Typhoons were built. The site continued in use after the war but testing of aircraft was hampered as it was only a few miles from London Airport. In 1950 the company acquired the tenancy of Dunsfold airfield and vacated Langley (B1).
Most of the airfield land was transferred to Berkshire with the 1995 changes to the County boundary. Much of the land was built on with the extension of Slough eastwards and the factory was demolished in 1998 (B2).

Sources (6)

  • ---SBC22312 Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF vertical aerial photographs. Yes.
  • ---SBC22313 Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. RAF vertical aerial photographs. Yes.
  • <1>SBC22311 Bibliographic reference: Bruce Barrymore Halpenny. Action Stations: 8 Military Arfields of Greater London. No.8.
  • <2>XYSBC22594 Verbal communication: Alan Rose. 2005. Information derived from OS 6-inch, 25-inch and 1:10,000 scale maps and aerial photos. [Mapped features: #14599 ; #31031 ]
  • <3>SBC19581 Bibliographic reference: Buckinghamshire Record Office. 1995. BRO 1995 Wartime Buckinghamshire 1939-1945. pp6-7.
  • <4>SBC24829 Unpublished document: Phoenix Consulting. 2015. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment: Land at North Park Road, Iver.

Location

Grid reference Centred TQ 01968 78849 (1441m by 1595m) (Exact)
Civil Parish IVER, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Feb 28 2018 1:04PM

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