MHG27880 - A Camp Technical Area - Evanton Airfield, Alness


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Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

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Full Description

Centred 6215 6673

Immediately to the S of the new section of the A9 Trunk road, 600m NE of the crossing of the Allt Graad, is an area now given over to a small industrial estate. This area was the main technical and hangarage site for Fleet Air Arm, Evanton Airfield. There is a mixture of RAF and RN type hangars, one pre-war Type 'F' seaplane hangar (NH 6215 6682), a rare version in that it has side opening doors on one side only (Innes 1997 <1>), and four Bellmans with a centrally placed row of Admiralty Type 'S' sheds. At NH 6240 6675 are two Boulton & Paul VR.2 4178/44 aircraft sheds which have recently been repainted. One hangar immediately to the SW of the RN 'S' type has been removed recently, as it is still depicted on the OS 1:10000 map (1991). This too was probably as 'S' type as an aerial photograph shows that it had a similar roof design (visible on vertical air photograph RAF 106G/Scot/UK 114, 3099, flown 1946)
Three of the Bellmans and the Admiralty Type 'F' hangars are now empty and derelict, some now have their sliding doors removed others are padlocked. All the ancillary huts and buildings in the immediate vicinity have been removed. The site is now owned by Highland Deephaven Industrial Estates.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE) January and May 1997

This site was noted in ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013. Only two Bellman hangars survived in this area at the time of this project. There was no centrally placed row of Admiralty S-sheds in this area. In fact, there were no obvious S-type hangars at Evanton. Instead plans show similar-looking Mainhill hangars, situated to the north of Blythswood and in the Beechwood area. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6217 6681 (401m by 443m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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