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Sumburgh Airfield

Air Raid Shelter(S) (Second World War), Military Camp (Second World War)

Site Name Sumburgh Airfield

Classification Air Raid Shelter(S) (Second World War), Military Camp (Second World War)

Canmore ID 201658

Site Number HU31SE 34.02

NGR HU 3919 1039

NGR Description Centred HU 3919 1039

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Dunrossness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU31SE 34.02 centred 3919 1039

Concrete platforms and buildings, including huts recorded by A Purdy.

Information from Defence of Britain Project form, August 1996

Military accommodation camp visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 97, 3026-3027, flown 18 May 1946), which shows at least over thirty huts, mainly of the Nissen type in an area on the SW side of the airfield.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2005


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