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Edinburgh, Raf Turnhouse Airfield

Airfield (20th Century), Building(S) (20th Century), Commemorative Monument (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Raf Turnhouse Airfield

Classification Airfield (20th Century), Building(S) (20th Century), Commemorative Monument (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Turnhouse Aerodrome; Turnhouse Airport; Battle Of Britain War Memorial

Canmore ID 70030

Site Number NT17SE 70

NGR NT 1581 7362

NGR Description Centred NT 1581 7362

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/70030

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17SE 70.00 Centred 1581 7362

For Edinburgh Airport see NT17SE 69 and for Turnhouse Airport Terminal Building (Matthew, 1954) see NT17SE 346.

NT17SE 70.01 NT 1606 7432 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.02 NT 1713 7420 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.03 NT 1709 7395 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.04 NT 1410 7390 Aircraft Hangar

NT17SE 70.05 NT 1630 7395 Aircraft Hangar

NT17SE 70.06 NT 1592 7400 Operations Block

NT17SE 70.07 NT 1595 7431 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.08 NT 1556 7409 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.09 NT 15753 73145 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.10 NT 1588 7395 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.11 NT 1559 7388 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.12 NT 1569 7417 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.13 NT 1536 7305 Pillbox (possible)

NT17SE 70.14 NT 1605 7383 Pillbox

NT17SE 70.15 NT 1600 7418 Buildings; Houses (Domestic site); Gas Decontamination Centre

NT17SE 70.16 NT 15836 73204 Dispersal Bay

NT17SE 70.17 centred NT 15831 73944 Buildings (new freight terminal)

NT17SE 70.18 NT 15900 73800 Airfield (First World War)

This airfield was used during WWI, opening in 1916, but reduced in status during 1917. At the start of WWII it became a sector Station and during late 1939 concrete runways were built. The airfield was temporarily closed during 1961 for reconstruction to the main runway and control tower. When British Airports Authority took over in 1971 it was decided to construct a totally new runway to the NW along with a new terminal building (see NT17SE 69).

D J Smith 1983

Part of RAF Turnhouse is used by Edinburgh Airport (NT17SE 69) and the RAF base has closed during 1997. The original terminal building has been demolished.

J A Guy 1997; NMRS MS 810/5, 65-9

Architecture Notes

Turnhouse Aerodrome (see NT17SE 70.18)

ARCHITECT: Charles Campbell

(work done at aerodrome during 1914-18 war)

Activities

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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