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Rolls-Royce test hangar gains listed status

Thursday 20 December

 

A list of the more unusual heritage places gaining listed status this year has been published by the BBC. One of these is the Rolls-Royce test hangar in Hucknall.

In 1934, Rolls Royce leased two hangars at the Hucknall airfield, which was established in 1917, and created a testing programme there for aero engines and equipment.

The building is largely intact and features many surviving fixtures dating back to the mid-20th Century, including an engine-testing control panel, observation windows, wing spar mount assembly, roller doors, pierced metal sheet lining, as well as fittings and support for a de-tuner.