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Conservation :


The site of the aerodrome, including its airfield, has recently been designated as the Yatesbury Aerodrome Conservation Area. The  site contains 4 important listed buildings; 2 aeroplane storage hangars and an aeroplane repair hangar, all dating from 191 6, and the officers' mess and office building, part of the civilian flying school opened in 1936. The 3 hangars are all listed grade II* and represent an exceptionally rare survival of a group of First World War hangars to support a squadron of aircraft on their original site. The repair hangar has partially collapsed and all 3 hangars are in the highest category of risk in English Heritage' List of Buildings at Risk (Document 20). The officers' mess and office building is listed grade II and is a rare example of its type. The other buildings on the site are protected as cartilage buildings. While the airfield is now in agricultural use, it is still possible to see the original setting of the buildings in relation to the airfield.