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Wigtown Airfield, Domestic Site

Military Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Wigtown Airfield, Domestic Site

Classification Military Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Baldoon Airfield; Baldoon Hill

Canmore ID 120942

Site Number NX45SW 41.01

NGR NX 4200 5310

NGR Description Centred NX 4200 5310

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkinner
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX45SW 41.1 centred 4200 5310

A large accommodation camp for personnel serving at the adjacent Wigtown Airfield is situated between the A714 road and the W side of Baldoon Hill. The camp occupies an area of about 20.26 hectares.

Little sirvives of the camp apart from a few huts and hut bases along with traces of the tracks between the buildings.

The camp is visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 42, 4209-4210, flown 4 may 1946), which show that there were at least 140 buildings and huts with 25 air-raid shelters postioned around the perimeter of the area.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006

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