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Kikrwall Aerodrome

Dispersal Bay(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Kikrwall Aerodrome

Classification Dispersal Bay(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Grimsetter Airfield; Hms Robin

Canmore ID 174601

Site Number HY40NE 27.04

NGR HY 48503 08044

NGR Description Centred HY 48503 08044

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

HY40NE 27.04 48503 08044

Three earth banked dispersal bays are situated on the E side of the airfield, one within the airfield perimeter track and two outside. The bay within the perimeter has been heavily eroded, but the two remaining have air-raid shelters built into the rear of the banking.

The three dispersal bays are visible on RAF vertical air photogrpahs (LEU/UK2, 7117-7121, flown 16 April 1948) with a group of four huts.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE), August 2000.


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