Defence and ancillary structures at RAF Bicester, Bicester, Launton - Cherwell

The most complete and strongly representative example of an RAF airbase from the interwar expansion, built as a bomber station as part of the 1920s Home Defence Expansion Scheme. It is the scheduled monuments on the airfield site that are at risk from decay and vegetation. These comprise the southern bomb stores (pictured) and defensive structures. The owners have worked with Historic England to address the issues. In 2016 and 2018 grant aided repairs to Scheduled airfield structures. The Southern bomb stores condition/ possible use are under consideration.

Defence and ancillary structures at RAF Bicester, Bicester, Launton - Cherwell
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    RAF Bicester: World War II airfield
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1021455
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cherwell
    Site Type:
    Defence > Military building

Location

    Building Name:
    Defence and ancillary structures at RAF Bicester
    County:
    Oxfordshire
    District / Borough:
    Cherwell
    Parish:
    Launton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Banbury
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, CA