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Skeabrae, Electricity Generating Station

Military Camp (20th Century), Power Station (20th Century)

Site Name Skeabrae, Electricity Generating Station

Classification Military Camp (20th Century), Power Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Velden

Canmore ID 188188

Site Number HY22SE 89

NGR HY 26622 21626

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Sandwick
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY22SE 89 26622 21626

For Skeabrae Airfield see HY22SE 59.00, and for Twatt Airfield see HY22SE 58.00

Main electricity generating station for both Twatt (HY22SE 58.00) and Skeabrae airfields (HY22SE 59.00). Now a private house. Brick and concrete construction with metal framed windows.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS), August 2000

A small accommodation camp was situated about 150m to the W. All that survives in a field are the concrete hut bases.

The hut bases and one Nissen hut are visible on RAF vertical air photographs (541[A] 390, 3416-3417, flown 18 May 1948).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2004.


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