Blast Pen 10

Blast Pen 10 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
Historic England
Blast Pen 10 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
Google Earth
  • Pen 10 is the second most northerly of the pens on the western side of the airfield and faces south east. It is on the other side of Hayes Lane and is now on private land.
  • Today, the pen is complete apart from the front brick walls of each arm.
  • The pen is of the smaller type found at Kenley, the original two bays would have been approximately 16.5m x 16.5m each.
  • The left front doorway has been bricked up.
  • All three doorways have three-element lintels ???.
  • The rear retaining wall is of concrete construction, XXm long and XXm thick and is XXm tall at it’s highest point.
  • Each bay has a soakaway drain situated in the interior corner where the side wall meets the rear. A drainage channel of 0.25m width runs the length of the side wall and leads into the drain.
  • There are two concrete structures on top of the pen in the rear right corner. One is round and one rectangular. Both have anti-aircraft machine gun mounts.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.