MHG54278 - Military camp, Dounreay Airfield


Military buildings visible on post-war aerial photography and OS mapping.

Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY CAMP (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

1946 aerial photographs show a small field to the north of the Upper Dounreay being occupied by military buildings. The 1946 photograph shows c. 22 buildings By 1951, 28 buildings had been constructed on site and they took up most of the field. The 1964 aerial photograph showns 29 buildings though by 1988 aerial photographs show that many of the buildings had be demolished and those still standing occupied the same area as the 1946 phase. The 1959 Ordnance Survey map (ND 06 NW) indicates 24 buildings on the site. By 1993 the only buildings remaining are those depicted on the modern Ordnance Survey. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 00351 66267 (198m by 194m) (Centred)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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