MHG56106 - Workshops - Fleet Air Arm Camp, (Admiralty) Administrative Control Area, Evanton Airfield, Alness


Extant workshops noted by ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The Blythswood workshops were noted by ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013. At the time of the project, they were Blythswood retail outlet and had a distinctive shape, allowing high north facing windows to give even lighting conditions indoors. It was a steel and brick building with roof timber sarking and probably felt on top. According to wartime plans, it was used at the end of the war for an airframe component repair shop, blacksmiths, coppersmiths, metal works and welders shop (National Archive ADM 1-13568). In a RAF plan from 1946, the building was not labelled by function, and was said to be part of Naval buildings on the site. It appeared on the 1946 aerial photograph with camouflage paint on its roof. Innes shows a similar type of building from Arbroath which were aircraft repair shops of a naval type. After the war, the building was used at some point as a potato store. Contributors: Alasdair Cameron, Eddie Szymborski, Roddie Lovett, Archie Rose (via Alasdair Cameron). <1> <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6255 6720 (38m by 39m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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