Former Stow Maries Airfield, Flambirds Farm, Stow Maries, Cold Norton - Maldon

Twenty-four surviving buildings of a World War I Royal Flying Corps airfield; the largest known surviving group of this kind, now owned by a Trust, who are building up a collection of flying (replica) WWI aircratft and operate the site as an active aerodrome for these and visiting private aircraft. The Heritage Lottery Fund have offered a grant towards the improvement of visitor facilities. Repairs are in progress or have been completed to many of the buildings with grants from WREN, Historic England, and other sources, but some buildings still await repair.

Former Stow Maries Airfield, Flambirds Farm, Stow Maries, Cold Norton - Maldon
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Stow Maries WWI Airfield
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1406155
  • Local Planning Authority: Maldon
  • Site Type: Defence > Military building


  • Building Name: Former Stow Maries Airfield
  • Locality: Stow Maries
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Maldon
  • Parish: Cold Norton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Maldon
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England