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Wigtown Airfield, Dispersed Site

Bomb Store (20th Century)

Site Name Wigtown Airfield, Dispersed Site

Classification Bomb Store (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Baldoon Airfield

Canmore ID 256111

Site Number NX45SW 41.06

NGR NX 43885 53142

NGR Description 43885 53142, 43921 53212,43986 53124, 43947 53037

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkinner
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX45SW 41.06 43885 53142, 43921 53212, 43986 53124 and, 43947 53037

The bomb store is situated at the eastern extremity of the airfield, within a dispersal area. Two buildings, one within earth banks, the other with a zig-zag blast wall are extant with two additional dispersal bays with earth blast banks in front.

The area is visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 42, 4212-4213, flown 4 May 1946), which show the area fully extant. Vertical photogrpahs taken in 1988 (All Scotland Survey [Jasair], 24 88 053-054, flown 11 June 1988), show the two buildings and part of the zig-zag blast wall and the two dispersal bays with earth banks.

The site was not visited in March 2004.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006


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