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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 862968

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/862968

NO60NW 49.00 centred 62327 08720

Airfield (disused) [NAT] (centred NO 6252 0894)

OS (GIS) MasterMap, August 2010.

NO60NW 49.01 NO 6345 0907 Nissen Hut

NO60NW 49.02 NO 6352 0932 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.03 NO 61451 09565 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.04 NO 61349 09170 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.05 NO 63458 09191 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.06 NO 63829 09761 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.07 NO 61788 08381 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.08 NO 61396 09324 Building; Gas Decontamination Centre (Possible)

NO60NW 49.09 NO 63233 09071 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.10 NO 62566 09048 Control Tower

NO60NW 49.11 NO 6250 0925 Buildings; Huts; Aircraft Hangars

NO60NW 49.12 NO 6168 0918 Buildings; Huts; Water Tank; Chapel

NO60NW 49.13 NO 62894 08542 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.14 NO 62757 08159 Pillbox (possible)

NO60NW 49.15 NO 62202 07894 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.16 NO 63445 09099 Pillbox

NO60NW 49.17 NO 62397 08327 Bomb Store

NO60NW 49.18 NO 63117 08968 and NO 63130 08847 Aircraft Hangars

NO60NW 49.19 NO 62170 09288 Cinema; Theatre

NO60NW 49.20 NO 6223 0903 Cropmarks; Buildings

NO60NW 49.21 NO 61985 08724 Shed

NO60NW 49.22 NO 62332 09337 Aircraft Hangar

NO60NW 49.23 Airfield (first World War)

For (scheduled) cropmark enclosures within the area of the airfield (NO 626 083), see NO60NW 32.

For HMS Jackdaw II (Dunino airfield: centred NO 56418 11452), see NO51SE 62.00.

This World War I and World War II airfield still has many of its buildings extant including many of the perimeter defences. Specifically of interest are the chapel and cinema/gym buildings of harled concrete and brick construction.

J Guy 1994; NMRS MS/810/3.

NO 627 094 A watching brief was undertaken during the cutting of a cable trench to the Kingdom Kart Club located at the Scheduled site of Crail Airfield (NMRS NO60NW 49). No archaeological features or deposits of archaeological significance were located.

A report has been lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsor: Scottish Power.

R Strachan 1998.

NO 626 083 Archaeological monitoring was undertaken in May 2003 in support of testing for ground contaminants at Crail Airfield. All works were undertaken under the terms of Scheduled Monument Consent, avoiding standing structures and hard surfaces. No significant artefacts or structures were found.

Report to be lodged with Fife SMR.

Sponsor: Enviro Centre.

T Rees 2003.

Scheduled as 'the remains of a military airfield and associated features built during World War One and adapted for military re-use during World War Two and the subsequent Cold War period'. (Constituent elements cited).

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 25th [unspecified month] 2007.

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