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Kirknewton Airfield, Camp 123, German Working Camp

Military Camp (20th Century), Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Kirknewton Airfield, Camp 123, German Working Camp

Classification Military Camp (20th Century), Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Dalmahoy Camp

Canmore ID 91661

Site Number NT16NW 52.01

NGR NT 1146 6508

NGR Description Centred NT 1146 6508

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Kirknewton (West Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT16NW 52.01 centred 1146 6508

Accommodation camp for service personnel based at Kirknewton airfield.

RAF Kirknewton Married Quarters are noted on 1:10,000 map (1983 edition), on W side of Kirknewton village, at NT 111 671.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) October 1997

The camp site was later used for a Prisoner-of-War camp.

J A Guy 1997; NMRS MS 810/5, 30, 33

Visible on Ordnance Survey aerial photograph 65/50/114.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM) 6 January 1998

The military camp is visible on RAF WW II vertical air photographs (NLA 71, 4010-4011, flown 9 September 1943).

The camp consists of up to 39 huts of varying sizes spread over three fields to the W of the airfield.

The main area of the camp has now had a small estate of new houses annotated 'Newlands' on the current OS digital 1:2500 scale map, built on it.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2005

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