Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Byfleet - Elmbridge

The world's first purpose built motor racing circuit, constructed in concrete in 1907. It was in use until 1939 when aircraft production buildings took over part of the circuit. Historic England funded a Conservation Management Plan for the entire site which identified various parts of the track to be at risk, Historic England is now working with owners and interested parties to ensure the necessary works take place and significant progress is being made in reducing the risks to the track. However, further action is required.

Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Byfleet - Elmbridge
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Brooklands motor racing circuit, remains of the pre-World War II aerodrome, World War II Bofors tower and shelters, and the Brooklands memorial
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020137
  • Local Planning Authority: Elmbridge
  • Site Type: Recreational > Sports site


  • Building Name: Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit
  • County: Surrey
  • District / Borough: Elmbridge / Woking
  • Parish: Byfleet
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Runnymede and Weybridge / Woking
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1020137 and 1272444