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Ayr Airfield

Airfield (20th Century)

Site Name Ayr Airfield

Classification Airfield (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Heathfield

Canmore ID 90518

Site Number NS32SE 23

NGR NS 3607 2388

NGR Description Centred NS 3607 2388

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Ayr
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS32SE 23.00 Centred 3607 2388

NS32SE 23.01 NS c.3669 2379 Pillbox

NS32SE 23.02 NS c.3613 2347 Pillbox

Ayr was an important fighter station for the defence of central Scotland and later an Armament Practice Camp. Since the war, the now disused aerodrome has been partly absorbed by Prestwick's new subsidiary runway and a housing estate. One hangar survives.

D J Smith 1983; B Quarrie 1987


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