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Grangemouth Airfield

Air Raid Shelter(S) (Second World War), Dispersal Bay(S) (Second World War)

Site Name Grangemouth Airfield

Classification Air Raid Shelter(S) (Second World War), Dispersal Bay(S) (Second World War)

Canmore ID 364961

Site Number NS98SW 23.08

NGR NS 9389 8149

NGR Description Centred on N S9389 8149

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Grangemouth
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Activities

Project (1 January 2005)

Pillbox Study Group comprised a list of Second World War sites, drawn together from various documentary sources and field work.

The project is informal and recording is mostly crowd sourced by submissions to the Pillbox Study Group Forum and Facebook Group as well as a number of other online groups and websites. The aim is to continue the work of the original Defence of Britain survey run by the CBA and record the locations and status of 20th century military and civil defence sites. Site visits are often undertaken group members to confirm the status of known sites and record new ones.

Note (4 September 2020)

Information supplied from the pillbox study groups examination of the OS 1:2500 map (1952) noted the map depicts 19 air raid shelters, 17 of which are blast shelters and two possible Stanton type shelters. Four E shaped (type A) dispersal pens were depict on the OS map on the SE corner of the airfield.

Blast shelters were located at

NS 9347 8166, NS 9348 8166, NS 9346 8165, NS 9347 8164, NS 9349 8161, NS 9349 8160, NS 9353 8160, NS 9353 8159, NS 9355 8155, NS 9356 8154, N S9377 8153, NS 9386 8152, NS 9389 8149, NS 9336 8103, NS 9334 8104, NS 9449 8110,

NS 9453 8108.

Possible Stanton Air Shelters were located at

NS 9363 8140, NS 9378 8147.

Aircraft Dispersal Pens were located at

NS 9444 8062,NS 9438 8048, NS 9427 8037, NS 9408 8036

The former airfield has been redeveloped and the air raid shelters and dispersal pens have been removed.

Information from HES (AKK) 4 September 2020

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