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Loch Doon Gunnery School, Loch Doon, Hangar

Aircraft Hangar (First World War)

Site Name Loch Doon Gunnery School, Loch Doon, Hangar

Classification Aircraft Hangar (First World War)

Canmore ID 331337

Site Number NX49NE 25

NGR NX 48150 99450

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Straiton (Cumnock And Doon Valley)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (12 June 2013)

Between the McAlpine site and the aerodrome site a hangar was built to house seaplanes used in gunnery training but its precise location is unknown.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 12 June 2013.


Note (12 June 2013)

For other parts of the Gunnery School see NS40NE 78.00; NS40SE 44.00 NX49NE 17.00, 23, 24, 26, 27 and NX49SE 36.

Visible on 25cm Orthorectified AP when the water level of the Loch Doon was at or near the 1916 levels is a large concrete stance which may be the base for an seaplane hanger with a possible slipway into the loch. A number of other possible buildings are visible on the APs.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 June 2013.

Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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