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Annan Airfield, Technical Site

Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Building(S) (20th Century), Hut(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Annan Airfield, Technical Site

Classification Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Building(S) (20th Century), Hut(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Chapelcross

Canmore ID 280530

Site Number NY27SW 39.01

NGR NY 21730 70158

NGR Description NY 21792 70272, NY 21730 70158 and NY 21883 70338

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Annan
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY27SW 39.01 21792 70272, 21730 70158 and 21883 70338

The technical site for Annan Airfield is situated in the NE sector of the runways. At least two T1 type aircraft hangars are extant, though three were still in existance in 1994 as they can be seen on oblique aerial photographs of that date (RCAHMSAP 1994). The current OS 1:2500 scale digital map only shows two.

Many other buildings and huts used for support services were located to the E and SE of the aircraft hangars including eight emergency air-raid shelters and several emergency water tanks.

The area is visible on RAF WW II vertical air photographs (FNO 158, 6.29-6.31 and 6.38-6.39, flown 26 September 1942) and on postwar images (106G/SCOT/UK 40, 3066-3067, flown 4 May 1946), both sorties showing the three hangars and surrounding support buildings.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006


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