Monument record MYO5247 - Runway and taxiway, former RAF Clifton
|Grid reference||Centred SE 5969 5550 (175m by 389m)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (1)
The three runways formed a triangle shape, the longest, aligned north-east/southwest, being 4,800ft long and the other two being 600ft shorter.
Within the limits of the site the runway and associated tracks that formed both the civil and military airfield are clearly marked on the 1962 Ordnance Survey map. The most significant difference in the layout of the pre- and post-war airfields within the confines of the site comprises the fighter dispersal pen close to the southern boundary. This can be seen to be one of several similar features located around the periphery of the runways. Associated with the perimeter track is a well preserved fighter dispersal pen (MYO3588)
SYO1852 Land at Whitehall Grange, York On Site Archaeology
The runway, perimer track and associated fighter dispersal pen are clearly visible on modern Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photographs (see Google Earth for example).
On Site Archaeology, 2015, Whitehall Grange, Wigginton Road (Unpublished document). SYO1852.
York Archaeological Trust, 2020, Whitehall Grange, Wigginton Road EVA (Unpublished document). SYO2531.
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Record last edited
Feb 1 2021 3:28PM