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Errol Airfield, Nw Dispersals

Aircraft Hangar(S) (Second World War)

Site Name Errol Airfield, Nw Dispersals

Classification Aircraft Hangar(S) (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) East Leys

Canmore ID 275303

Site Number NO22SE 18.03

NGR NO 26252 24130

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Errol
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO22SE 18.03 26252 24130

Two 'T1' type aircraft hangars are visible on RAF WW II vertical air photographs (NLA 68, 4088-4089, flown 27 August 1943), on the W side of the airfield adjacent to East Leys farmsteading(NO22SE 43).

The hangar to the NE survives intact (NO 26252 34130) and has been noted by Guy (J Guy, Vol.1, 54, 1997). The second hangar may have been subsumed into what is now depicted 'Errol Granary' on the OS 1:10000 scale map (1976). Vertical aerial photographs taken in 1988 (All Scotland Survey, 50788, 226-227, flown 10 June 1988) show what may be the hangar at NO 26213 23991 as part of a larger group.

Several concrete dispersal bays along with at least three blister type hangars are visible in this area on the 1943 images.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2005

Activities

Photographic Survey (26 February 2015 - 2 March 2015)

Level 2 survey of surviving buildings of WW2 airfield.

D Hall 2015

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