MHG56096 - Pendtad Hangars - B Camp Technical Area, Evanton Airfield, Alness


Three Pentad Hangars noted by ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013.

Type and Period (1)

  • PENTAD HANGAR (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Three pentad hangars were noted by ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013 in B camp Technical Area.
One Pentad type hangar in B camp was used by Munro’s for recycling by the time of this project. Post war, the hangar had a number of companies use it, including a box factory, Duncan Munro timber, a firm putting pylons in the Fyrish area, then assembling cells for the Invergordon smelter, James Jack, Haulage & Cranes and Norfrost. On the 1943/44 plan, this was marked Bldg No 70A “Major Inspections, Minor Repair and Modifications”, 1 of 2 “Large hangars, each with hutting 85' x 16' dispersed. (Coke stove heating)” (NA ADM 1-13568). Aerial photographs from 1944 and 1946 clearly showed that this was the last hangar to be built in this area, constructed after the 1944 flight. Contributors:Willie Fraser, Eddie Szymborski, Alan Kinghorn, Bill Shirren
Two further Pentad hangars are depicted on wartime plans in this area (NH 62585 67649; NH 62726 67711), and were built as part of the expansion of the airfield in the 1943/1944. They collapsed under the weight of snow in the early 1960s. Alpin MacDonald bought buildings in this area after the war, using some small buildings behind the eastern hangar as a workshop. The plans from 1943/4 (National Archives ADM 1-13568) list the hangars as: 70(a) “Major Inspections, Minor Repair and Modifications, Large hangars, each with hutting 85' x 16' dispersed. (Coke stove heating)” and 71 “Engine Repair Shop”, “Large hangar (steam heating) with brick building 24' x 18' separate for Petrol” Contributor: Alpin MacDonald.<1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6265 6763 (206m by 204m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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