First World War Aircraft Hangars at Old Sarum Airfield
A statement about one of the three former First World War aircraft hangars at Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire.
Historic England is very disappointed to see that there has been a further collapse of the roof at the Grade II* listed Hangar at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury.
The hangar was added to the Heritage At Risk Register in November 2020 and since then we have been working with Wiltshire Council and the owner to assess the condition of the building and push for emergency works.
In recent months progress was made but the roof collapsed before the works were agreed and actioned.
We are now working urgently with the owner to assess the damage, implement emergency works and salvage the remains of the important Belfast roof structure.
We will continue to provide specialist advice, including advice from our structural engineers, over the coming weeks.
The three hangars are highly unusual survivors of the early days of aerial combat, and are listed at Grade II*.
Please check back for further updates on this building. If you would like further information, please contact our local team at [email protected] and 0117 975 1308.