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Wigtown Airfield

Tracked Target Range (20th Century)

Site Name Wigtown Airfield

Classification Tracked Target Range (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Baldoon Airfield

Canmore ID 149977

Site Number NX45SW 41.02

NGR NX 44572 52527

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX45SW 41.02 44572 52527

A tracked target range for training air gunners is depicted on the curent OS 1:10000 map some 500m due S of Crook of Baldoon farm.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) September 1999

The tracked target range is visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 42, 4212-4213, flown 4 May 1946), about 250m W from Baldoon Sands.

It is also visible on air photographs taken in 1988 (All Scotland Survey [Jasair], 24 88 053-054, flown 11 June 1988, but several of the associated buildings have been removed..

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006


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