Monument record 0660603006 - Westcott rocket test sites A, B, C & D

Summary

Cold War rocket motor test sites A, B, C and D at Westcott.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1403959: A - B test-stands and support structures, former Royal Ordnance Establishment, Westcott
  • Listed Building (II*) 1403962: C - D test-stands and support structures, former Royal Ordnance Establishment, Westcott

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • ROCKET TEST FACILITY (Modern to Unknown - 1947 AD)

Description

Early post-war rocket testing areas built in pairs, at the southern end of the N-S runway. A and B are on the east side whilst C and D are on the west side of the runway. Recent research by English Heritage has identified building 208 in Site C as a 'test cell' having links with captured German scientists (B7).
Test stands A, B, C and D listed grade II+ in May 2013. See detailed description, history and reasons for designation (B18-19).

Sources (4)

  • <3>SBC19273 Bibliographic reference: Wayne D Cocroft. 2000. Dangerous Energy. pp247-249.
  • <7>SBC23214 Unpublished document: David Radford (BCC). 2007. Map extracts annotated with brief notes and photographs taken during site visit in August 2007..
  • <18>SBC24344 Digital archive: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England: Listing Entry.
  • <19>SBC24345 Digital archive: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England: Listing Entry.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 71233 16552 (277m by 126m) (Exact)
Civil Parish WESTCOTT, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Aug 12 2019 11:26AM

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