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Aberdeen, Forbesfield Road, Henderson Scottish Aviation

Aircraft Engineering Site (First World War)(Possible)

Site Name Aberdeen, Forbesfield Road, Henderson Scottish Aviation

Classification Aircraft Engineering Site (First World War)(Possible)

Canmore ID 332389

Site Number NJ90NW 2711

NGR NJ 92118 05110

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/332389

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (13 September 2013)

Henderson Scottish Aviation (also known as Greig and Henderson) built aircraft at a factory in Forbesfield Road. During the First World War the company is reported as having produced 250 Avro 504 aircraft. There was no established landing ground in the area from which aircraft might have been flown out, and it is likely that, as in the case of other factories, aircraft were delivered by rail.

The exact location of the factory is not known, but there was a large industrial building near the northern end of the road, on the west side, on the OS map surveyed in 1923.

M Fife 2007; Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 13 September 2013.

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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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