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BLYTON AIRFIELD



Reference Name MLI54074

Name:
BLYTON AIRFIELD

Summary:
BLYTON AIRFIELD

Location:
BLYTON, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 54074
BLYTON AIRFIELD WAS OPENED IN NOVEMBER 1942, AND WAS CLOSED IN 1945.{1}{2}{3}
A desk-based assessment included a site visit to part of the airfield. A single standing Second World War building was observed: a single-storey brick structure of uncertain purpose, although it was possibly a minor guard-post. Remains of other structures, including runways, dispersal pans and two hangars, were observed across the site and re-used tie-downs were also seen. Much of the remaining hard surface remains, e.g. the runway remains, are currently in use as motorsport tracks and have had various temporary features constructed on them. In the north-west corner of the site, artificial fishing lakes and associated structures have obscured or destroyed many features. The desk-based assessment report also includes a detailed history of the airfield as well as a list of aircraft which crashed on the airfield or nearby. {4}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. PP49,76,95,113
2 Map: OS. 1956. OS 6 INCH SERIES. SK 89 NE
3 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK8695:LI.645.1.1,1995,
4 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Archaeology. 2006. Land at Blyton Airfield, Blyton: Archaeological Assessment. -

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