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Kirkwall Aerodrome

Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Kirkwall Aerodrome

Classification Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Grimsetter Airfield; Hms Robin

Canmore ID 269190

Site Number HY40NE 27.06

NGR HY 47550 07505

NGR Description HY 47550 07505 and HY 47677 07612

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HY40NE 27.06 47550 07505 and 47677 07612

One large aircraft hangar, possibly a Bellman or 'T' type, has been identified on RAF vertical air photogrpahs (LEU/UK2, 7117-7121, flown 16 April 1948) on the S side of the A960 road immediately S of West Waterhall farmsteading. In addition the grass grown concrete bases for two further hangars are also visible on the photographs.

It is not known whether the concrete bases for the hangars are still extant in an area now cut through by drains.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2004.


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