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Kirkwall Aerodrome

Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Dispersal Bay(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Kirkwall Aerodrome

Classification Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Dispersal Bay(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Grimsetter Airfield; Hms Robin

Canmore ID 174599

Site Number HY40NE 27.02

NGR HY 47515 08349

NGR Description HY 47515 08349 and HY 47604 08349

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Kirkwall And St Ola
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY40NE 27.02 47515 08349 and 47604 08349

Two extant S/Main or Mainhill type hangars are situated on the W side of the airfield 350m S of the shoreline at Sand of Wideford. The two aircraft hangars are still used service aircraft and both have recently been re-painted. A new building (post 1948) has been constructed between the two hangars.

In WW II these two hangars formed part of an original group of three, the concrete base of the third is still visible 150m to the N and in addition a few Nissen huts, now removed, also stood immediately S of the remaining dispersal bay.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, SW), August 2000.


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