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Re: Hooton Park [Re: HangarSaver] #419730
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Thanks for those pictures HangarSaver - I hadn't seen the 1919 picture from the roof before.


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Re: Hooton Park [Re: HangarSaver] #419731
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A HUT AT HOOTON PARK c2008

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Do they still have various states of Merlin engines there?


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Yes great pics HS, Hooton park hall looked very grand.

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It was very grand Sue and even grander inside:

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Wow, it certinally was grand. Where exactly in relation to the hangers was the hall.

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I find that most of the comment about the Hooton Park Trust to be untrue and must have been written by someone with a twisted sense of humour.
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The hall was to the Southwest of the First World War hangars. The three surviving hangars form a line ending in the Vauxhall factory site, if there had been a four hangar in the line that is where the hall stood.

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Iknow it's all true and for the record, Hooton Hall (Hooton Park) was built on the ground that is currently the old remaining runway (near to the black hanger). From the air, you can clearly make out the shape of the hall and if you look at the picture of the hangers from the hall roof, it's the derelict hanger you can see (which is the most northerly).

Perhaps a more practical approach Iknow, would be to tell us what you know, how much you know and where you discovered the information in the first place. Any chance of that Iknow?

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Originally Posted by HangarSaver
Iknow it's all true and for the record, Hooton Hall (Hooton Park) was built on the ground that is currently the old remaining runway (near to the black hanger). From the air, you can clearly make out the shape of the hall and if you look at the picture of the hangers from the hall roof, it's the derelict hanger you can see (which is the most northerly).

Perhaps a more practical approach Iknow, would be to tell us what you know, how much you know and where you discovered the information in the first place. Any chance of that Iknow?

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hi iknow. Firstly welcome to wiki-enjoy.
I'd be interested in hearing your stories... :thumbup:


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I've copied the Hall location from the tithe map onto a modern map and labelled the hangars "H" and Vauxhall Motors "VM".
The Hall had stood until the 1930s in an area later known to Vauxhall workers as the Rose Bowl, which was used for lunchtime football in the days when lunchbreaks were longer than now. This area had been lowered by about 30 feet to make it level with the factory floor when the plant was built in the 1960s. In recent years the land height of a large part of this area was raised again by the dumping of building debris when other parts of the factory were re-developed. Therefore no possibility of any archaeological finds.

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Looks like I may have got my map upside down - the one above looks pretty accurate to me.

Wherever it was - it was grand alright and imagine if it was still there - we'd have a National Trust tourist attraction that would match the likes of Castle Howard or Tatton Park.

Hooton Park actually had four hangers (the fourth built later than the first three). It was a single bay Belfast truss shed (the others are twin bay) and I've indicated it's position on the aerial shot (c 1948).

POST WAR AERIAL c1948

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SURVIVING SINGLE BAY BELFAST TRUSS SHED IN WORCESTERSHIRE

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This is a rare print of Hooton Park drawn by Paul Sandby from “A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views, in England, Scotland and Ireland”, published in 1781. The house was later extended but this
particular view clearly shows Pool Hall in the distance.

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The information about the position of the hall is from a map of the area that pre dates the hangars, and the hall was nearst to hangar number 1 and the site is now within the Vauxhall factory grounds.

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I believe that the Hooton Park Trust are at the request of English Heritage holding pre booked tours for two days only in early September.

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