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Machrihanish Airfield, Nuclear Mine Store, Igloos

Bomb Store(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Machrihanish Airfield, Nuclear Mine Store, Igloos

Classification Bomb Store(S) (20th Century)

Canmore ID 300508

Site Number NR62SE 28.09

NGR NR 65742 23536

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Campbeltown
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Architecture Notes

NR62SE 28.09 centred 65742 23536

Set within a separate fenced compound are the nuclear bomb (mine) stores situated immediately NE of the NT62SE 28.08. Consisting of three long rows of flat roofed concrete sheds about 161m long. The rows are sub-divided into compartments with air tight doors.

Known as 'igloos' the stores were built for the US military forces to accommodate their nuclear mines.

There are two watch towers, one to the E and one to the N adjacent to thsi compound. In addition there are several buildings at the S end including gate house, vehicle and other stores.

About 205m S is the dog compound.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, JM), 23 September 2009


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