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Edinburgh, Raf Turnhouse Airfield

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Raf Turnhouse Airfield

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Turnhouse Airfield Defences

Canmore ID 203527

Site Number NT17SE 70.10

NGR NT 1588 7395

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17SE 70.10 1588 7395

A type 27 pillbox has been identified from post-war RAF vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 119, Pt.I, 5026-7, flown 20 June 1946) about 170m W of the main hangar (NT17SE 70.04). The pillbox was subsequently demolished during the post-war alterations of RAF Turnhouse to a civilian airport.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2001


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