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Kirkwall Aerodrome

Building(S) (20th Century), Hut(S) (20th Century), Nissen Hut(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Kirkwall Aerodrome

Classification Building(S) (20th Century), Hut(S) (20th Century), Nissen Hut(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Grimsetter Airfield; Hms Robin

Canmore ID 174598

Site Number HY40NE 27.01

NGR HY 48141 07789

NGR Description Centred HY 48141 07789

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish St Andrews And Deerness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY40NE 27.01 48141 07789

The buildings comprising the former technical area of HMS Robin (Grimsetter) airfield has now largely been demolished and removed. A modern terminal building now stands on part of the site and most other structures relate to the more recent upgrading of the airfield.

The WW II technical area is visible on RAF vertical air photographs (LEU/UK2, 7117-7121, flown 16 April 1948) which shows a few Nissen huts and other buildings in this area.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS), August 1999.


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