MHG2526 - Military Airfield Site, Dounreay Airfield


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  • MILITARY AIRFIELD SITE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 993 670

For (re-use as) Dounreay, nuclear research establishment (NC 98 67), see NC96NE 78.

Although construction began early in 1942 this airfield was not completed until 1944. When more or less complete in April 1944, the station was occupied by a Care and Maintainance party and the runways obstructed.
The site was selected for the development of a nuclear power station (NC96NE 78), construction being started in 1954. One runway was retained, the research station having been built on the northern half of the airfield. The wartime control tower has now been modernised with a modern glasshouse on top.
D J Smith 1983.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9929 6700 (200m by 200m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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