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Chedworth

Military site : airfield

Chedworth was built as a satellite for RAF Aston Down in 1941-42, and was home to several USAAF lodger units in 1944. After the Second World War it was used as a Royal Navy storage depot, an RAF Landing Ground 1960s-70s, and was home to a civil gliding club in the 1960s-70s. It has since mostly been returned to agriculture.

Detailed history

Not yet known

English Heritage's record description

RAF Chedworth; a former WWII military airfield, is visible on aerial photographs dating from 1946 to 2006 as extant, ruined and demolished structures. A number of dispersed sites associated with the airfield were been recorded separately by Historic England. These features were mapped from aerial photographs as part of The Cotswold Hills NMP project.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2019 13:37:26 Emily Changes to english heritage description
Sources

Historic England National Monument Record SP 01 SW 40

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)

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