Blast Pen 09

Blast Pen 9 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
Historic England
Blast Pen 9 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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  • Pen 9 is the most northerly of the pens on the western side of the airfield and faces south east. It is located 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 and large steel doors secure the right and rear doorways ????.
  • All three doorways have three-element lintels ????.
  • The rear retaining wall is of concrete construction, XXm long and XXm thick at the top. It 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 ???.

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