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Longannet Electricity Generating Station

Building(S) (20th Century), Bunker(S) (20th Century), Cottage (19th Century), Power Station (20th Century)

Site Name Longannet Electricity Generating Station

Classification Building(S) (20th Century), Bunker(S) (20th Century), Cottage (19th Century), Power Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Longannet Power Station

Canmore ID 68087

Site Number NS98NE 40

NGR NS 9520 8530

NGR Description Centred NS 9520 8530

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Tulliallan
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NS98NE 40 centred 9520 8530

Longannet Power Station [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2010.

For (integral) Longannet Colliery (centred NS 9450 8625), see NS98NW 65.

Not to be confused with (former) Kincardine Power Station (Kincardine Generating Station), centred at NS 9250 8810, for which see NS98NW 61.00.

Built 1966, by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners, who also built Cockenzie Power Station (NT37NE 4).

J Gifford 1988

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Kincardine to Fife Ness 1996.


Standing Building Recording (January 2008)

NS 9499 8563 A desk-based assessment and a Level 2 standing building survey were undertaken in January 2008 on Longannet Power Station, Kincardine-on-Forth. The aim of the work was to record the remaining upstanding structures within the site boundary of the Proposed Biomass to Energy Plant. The structures consist of seven buildings and bunkers associated with WW2 defences and a small single-storey cottage with two outbuildings, which appear to date from the mid 19th century.

The work confirmed that little is known about the origins of Newpans cottage and the renovations carried out to the main structure. It is unclear whether the ancillary structures next to the cottage are also original, as the OS maps do not show a clear footprint of the site’s development. The remains of the munitions bunkers survive, but many of the original features have been removed and the structures have been vandalised.

Two of the structures next to the munitions bunkers were built later, as they sit over the earth banks that would have re-enforced the blast walls. Two of the structures are modern and of no architectural merit or historic value.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Scottish Power

Kirsten Mckee (Jacobs UK), 2008

Photographic Survey (8 June 2016 - 9 June 2016)

This thermal (coal) electricity generating station ceased generation on the 24th March 2016. It is now undergoing decommissioning.

A photographic survey was undertaken by the Survey and Recording Section (Architecture and Industry) of Historic Environment Scotland, 8-9 June 2016 to enhance the record in HES site database, Canmore, for this site.

Information from HES (MMD, Survey and Recording Section), 16 June 2016


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