Information for record number MWA9078:
Airfield, near New Farm, Kineton

Summary An airfield which was in use during the 1930s for private landings and aerial displays. It is featured in the 1938 edition of 'The AA's Register of Landing Grounds'. It is situated 1km north east of Kineton.
What Is It?  
Type: Airfield
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kineton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 An airfield in use in the 1930s near New Farm, Kineton. The airfield was used by Lord Willougby de Brook as a private landing ground and also for aerial displays. The entry on the Automobile Association's Register of Landing Grounds of 1938 shows two hangars situated at the field edge in the north west and two wind socks. Today one hangar remains (WA 9077).
2 The site of the former airfield is centred at SP 3451 5172, a kilometre to the north-east of Kineton and just to the north of the dismantled East & West Junction Railway (Monument Number 328616). The site lies between Kineton Grange Farm to the west, and New Farm to the east. The 1930s aircraft hangar associated with the airfield is situated on the north-western edge of the field, at SP 3445 5187. The most recent aerial photographs of 2007 show that it is still extant. It is recorded in the Warwickshire HER as MWA9077 and is depicted on Ordnance Survey maps of the area. The Warwickshire HER record for the airfield notes that it was in use during the 1930s by Lord Willoughby de Brooke as a private landing ground and also for aerial displays. The entry on the Automobile Associations Register of Landing Grounds of 1938 shows two hangars situated on the north-western edge of the field, as well as two wind socks. This area was surveyed from aerial photographs as part of the SE Warwickshire and Cotswolds HLS NMP project. No remains of the airfield were visible on aerial photographs dating back to 1945.
3 Detail sheet from the Automobile Ascociation (AA) Register of Landing Grounds probably dateing from 1938.
4 "Seeding of the airfield at Kineton began in September 1930 -------" Details, Plan and Photographs.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Aviation in Warwickshire Between the Wars
Author/originator: Jenks, Alfred J.
Date: 2006
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: SE Warwickshire and Cotswolds NMP Project
Author/originator: Josephine Janik
Date: 2010-2012
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: The A. A. Register of Landing grounds. Rugby, Warwick.
Author/originator: John Brace
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: A Small Aircraft Hangar near New Farm, Kineton
Author/originator: Brace, John
Date: 2001
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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument GRANGE * An outlying farm or estate, usually belonging to a religious order or feudal lord. Specifically related to core buildings and structures associated with monastic land holding. Use specific term where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument AIRCRAFT HANGAR * A structure used for the housing and servicing of aircraft. back
monument AIRFIELD * An area or site used for the landing and take-off of aircraft, often including associated buildings, equipment and other installations. back
monument HANGAR * A large shed for the housing of aircraft, etc. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back

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