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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 845445

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NY27SW 39.00 Centred 21368 70135

For southern part of airfield see also .

NY27SW 39.01 NY 21792 70272, NY 21730 70158 and NY 21883 70338 Aircraft Hangar; Buildings; Huts

NY27SW 39.02 c.NY 21675 70181 Control Tower

NY27SW 39.03 centred NY 22606 70368 Military Camp; Buildings; Huts

NY27SW 39.04 NY 2280 7050, NY 2290 7076, NY 2305 7053 and NY 2335 7027 Huts

During WWII this airfield was used for training fighter pilots. In the post-war period the nuclear power station known as Chapelcross (NY26NW 29) was built on part of it, and housing on what was the dispersal area. One hangar still survives.

D J Smith 1983.

Annan Airfield is situated about 3Km NE of Annan and occupies an area of about 154.10 hectares. Two runways were built at right angles to each other, one, NE to SW was 1476m in length, the other NW to SE, 1454m long.

The main technical area including the aircraft hangars (NY27SW 39.01) was on the NE sector of the airfield and several hutted camps were located to the NE, specifically at Creca (NY27SW 39.03).

The Nuclear Power Station of Chapelcross has been built on part of the airfield, mainly the NW to SE runway and this has left some of the structures within the technical area extant. The NE to SW runway still survives, but is now heavily overgrown.

Many of the huts are extant in the surrounding area, though some have been re-used in a different location to where they were originally built.

The airfield is visible on RAF WW II vertical air photographs (FNO 158, 6.27-6.31 and 6.38-6.41, flown 26 September 1942) and on postwar images (106G/SCOT/UK 40, 3064-3069, flown 4 May 1946), which show the airfield at the full extent including at least seven blister hangars situated around the perimeter.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006

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