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Site of RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincoln



Reference Name MLI88642

Name:
Site of RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincoln

Summary:
Site of RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincoln

Location:
BIRCHWOOD, LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 70481
RAF Skellingthorpe, a Second World War airfield is depicted on the National Mapping Programme plottings.{1}
A squadron detachment arrived in October 1941 before airfield construction was complete, followed by the remainer of the squadron the following month. After 1945 the airfield was used as a satellite of Swinderby. After the war a unit was based here and salvaged crashed aircraft for several years. The airfield closed around 1952. {2}{3}{4}{7}
Groundworks in advance of a residential development of part of the former site of RAF Skellingthorpe revealed no features or finds of archaeological interest. Land drainage pipes were seen, but no trace of the Second World War airfield structures, runway or infrastructure remained. A plan of the airfield indicates that the development site was beside a runway.{5}{6}

Sources:
1 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK9269, LI.700.1.1
2 Bibliographic reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.210-18
3 Bibliographic reference: Blake, R. N. E., Hodgson, M. and Taylor, W. J.. 1984. The Airfields of Lincolnshire Since 1912. p.159
4 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. p.125
5 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Mar 2005. Watching brief on land off Kingsdown Road, Birchwood. LKRB04
6 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Mar 2005. Watching brief on land off Kingsdown Road, Birchwood. LCCNC 2005.1
7 Internet Web Site: Johnston, Philip Ralph. 2008. RAF-Lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info/skellingthpe/skellingthpe.htm

Links:
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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
5 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Mar 2005. Watching brief on land off Kingsdown Road, Birchwood. LKRB04

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