TQ4160 : Building 1, Biggin Hill

near to Biggin Hill Airport, Bromley, Great Britain

Building 1, Biggin Hill
Building 1, Biggin Hill
One of a group of five Grade II listed airmen's barracks blocks. Built in 1930 for the Second World War.
Building 01 (Tangmere) has one storey, only to the left of centre, the result of aerial bombing in 1940.

See LinkExternal link for more details on the buildings.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
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2011
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Sunday, 9 October, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 11 October, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4130 6091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.7844N 0:1.6049E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4126 6091
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