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Montrose Airfield, Building 48

A Category A Listed Building in Montrose, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7242 / 56°43'27"N

Longitude: -2.463 / 2°27'46"W

OS Eastings: 371764

OS Northings: 759263

OS Grid: NO717592

Mapcode National: GBR X6.8DLW

Mapcode Global: WH8RK.48D0

Entry Name: Montrose Airfield, Building 48

Listing Date: 15 June 1988

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383418

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38228

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Montrose

County: Angus

Town: Montrose

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus

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Built 1913-14 and unaltered, southernmost of "Major Burke's Sheds", built as military aircraft shed (hangar). Built in 1913-14 its design that of Indian Army Shed modified by Major Burke for aircraft use. Large, rectangular plan and gabled. Pre-fabricated in Glasgow for assembly on site. Timber frame clad and roofed in corrugated iron, pair gabled openings on east flank with sliding timber aircraft doors. Timber lean-to to South added during First World War.

Statement of Interest

"Major Burke's Sheds" are the only known example of their type in the UK and so, presumably in the world. Montrose is the oldest military airfied in Scotland being used from 1912.

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