MHG51385 - Air Raid Shelter, Loans of Tullich

Summary

Dismantled air raid shelter, part of the Second World War military camp at Loans of Tullich, part of the Fearn Airfield complex.

Type and Period (1)

  • AIR RAID SHELTER (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Semi-buried reinforced concrete shelter c.30 ft long with a brick shielded entrance in the W gable. Constructed of pre-cast concrete units which rest on a cast concrete floor slab. The entrance is shielded by a brickwork approach at right-angles to the doorway with a precast concrete roof slab <1>.

The air raid shelter has recently been dismantled with the curved sections of precast concrete which would have formed the main body of the shleter left on site. The brickwork entrance building is currently still standing. The reasons for dismantling this structure are unknown, but the nissen hut to the west has also recently been demolished <2>. Photographed <3>.


<1> Ash Consulting Group, 1999, Second World War Airfields at Tain and Fearn, Easter Ross (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21706.


<2> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.


<3> Puls, A, Site Visit Photographs, 30/10/2008 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23993.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 85680 76930 (10m by 6m)
Map sheet NH87NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FEARN

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