MHG18891 - Tain Airfield, Morrich More Bombing Range


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  • FIRING RANGE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

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Full Description

Renumbered from NH88SW0014A
JHooper, 27/11/2002
NH88SW 14.01 Centred 8320 8390

Tain ranges were in operation before the Second World War. During 1940 the area was obstructed with coils of barbed wire and old cars to deter German troop carrier landings. The airfield of 1941 (NH88SW 14.00) was built on part of the original ranges. The modern range is still depicted on the latest OS map (OS 1:10000 map, 1980) with a tracked target area still shown (NH88SW 14.02).
D J Smith 1983

The modern Tain bombing range covers a large area of Morrich More, to the N of Tain Airfield. It consists of a modern control tower and support buildings (NH88SW 14.08), with several targets to the NW near to Green Hillock and Green Hill (centred NH 825 843). A further observation tower is situated at NH 8190 8337 to co-ordinate fall of bombs etc. The modern tower replaced an older wooden version (NH 8373 8330) which survived until c.1991, with the control room situated on top of a wooden trestle construction which had once supported a radar beacon.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE) May 1997

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Grid reference Centred NH 8320 8390 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

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