MHG47553 - Dounreay Airfield


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Type and Period (2)

  • CINEMA (Undated)
  • MILITARY CAMP (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (05/10/2004)
NC96NE 87.01 Centred 99460 66591 and 99581 66748

Three structures survive of a large group of buildings, Nissen huts, huts and emergency air-raid shelters which were situated both N and S of the A836 road. One surviving building was possibly the gymnasium/cinema for the airfield, the others are of unkown use.
Postwar RAF vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 133, 3171-3172, flown 30 June 1946) show that there were at least 27 NIssen huts of varying sizes plus about eleven other huts in this group. Spread amongst the group on the N side of the road were five emergency air-raid shelters.
A vertical air photograph taken in 1977 (OS/77/122, 168, 1977) show that all huts in this area had been removed apart from the gym/cinema building and one other structure.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2004

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Grid reference Centred NC 99459 66590 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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