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Fearn Airfield, Balintore Farm, Military Camp

Military Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Fearn Airfield, Balintore Farm, Military Camp

Classification Military Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Owl; Loans Of Rarichie

Canmore ID 114476

Site Number NH87NE 33

NGR NH 8585 7625

NGR Description Centred NH 8585 7625

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Fearn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH87NE 33 centred 8585 7625

The remains of an accommodation camp for personnel of Fearn Airfield is situated on rising ground to the E of the Airfield. The camp has been demolished, but several hut bases along with one complete building of brick and concrete and the perimeter fence of concrete posts survive in an arable field below Balintore Farm. The camp is visible on vertical air photographs (RAF CPE/Scot/UK/223, flown 1947, 4153-4) occupying a triangular area of rising ground on both sides of the B 9166 public road.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 1997

The site was visited as part of a walkover survey ahead of a new pipeline to be laid in the area. The existing building of brick and concrete could be a lavatory block, but was not visited due to sheep and lambs in the field in which it is situated.

S Farrell 2004.

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