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Tealing Airfield

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    MUIR OF PERT
  • Canmore ID
    94183
  • Site type
    AIRFIELD (20TH CENTURY), PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (20TH CENTURY)
  • County
    ANGUS
  • Parish
    TEALING
  • Council
    ANGUS
  • NGR
    NO 40420 37170
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.522772N, 2.970007W
  • Archeological notes
    NO43NW 51.00 Centred 40420 37170 NO43NW 51.01 NO 40654 36971 Control tower NO43NW 51.02 Centred NO 40744 36805 Aircraft Hangars; Buildings; Huts NO43NW 51.03 Centred NO 4188 3702 Military Camps NO43NW 51.04 NO 39815 37191 Firing Range This airfield lies in a hollow overlooked by a range of hills to the W. Opened in 1942, it was placed on Care and Maintenance in June 1945. One of the runways is broken up, while poultry sheds cover the other. The control tower remains but the hangars have gone. D J Smith 1983 The airfield is on the W side of the A90 to the N of Dundee. The runways and many buildings are still extant. The accommodation site was also use as a prisoner-of-war camp in the latter part of the war. J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/9 Tealing Airfield and associated accommodation camps is visible on a series of vertical air photographs taken in 1947 (CPE/Scot/UK 267, 3002-3007, flown 14 August 1947). The photographs show the airfield had two runways, running N-S with the main running E-W. The control tower (NO43NW 51.01) is visible on the photographs and stands about 100m NW of the technical area within the perimeter track. The main technical area (NO43NW 51.02) is on the SE area, outside the perimeter tracks. Within this area there were three aircraft hangars all of which have since been removed and many huts and buildings, some of which survive among the modern structures now located in this area. There are also several dispersal areas, mainly on the NE, N and W sides of the airfield, all of which had several blister hangars over concrete aprons. The accommodation areas (NO43NW 51.03) are widely dispersed, from immediately W of the present village of Inveraldie, N to Balmuir Cottages, with two further smalle groups of huts visible on the photographs at Shielhill farmsteading and in a field about 300m to the S. Most of the accommodation buildings and huts have been removed, the new village of Inveraldie and the present main A929(T) road having taken the ground once occupied by these structures (visible on vertical air photographs All Scotland Survey, [Jasair], 51788 191-193, 216-217, flown 18, 24 June 1988). No evidence can be seen on the photographs for the location of the Prisoner-of-war camp, whether in the former technical area or the main part of the domestic site further to the E. Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2005
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 94183 (3/1/2000)
    Tayside Region. A survey of the 20th century defences. Survey by John Guy 1992-1999. Two volumes
  • 94183 (1995)
    Photocopy of article in After The Battle magazine entitled 'A Prisoner in Scotland' by Horst Rossberg
  • 94183 (1976)
    British Airfields, past and present. Map showing all British airfields to compliment the Merseyside Avaiation Society publication 'British Isles Airfield Guide'.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 94183 ()
    Copy of an article from "Scotland's Wartime Airfields : Conflict and Legacy," by Keith Bryers, Munlochy, Perthshire. (including list of sites and map references.
  • 94183 (15/9/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Tealing Airfield, taken from the east, centred on the airfield.
  • 94183 (15/9/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Tealing Airfield, taken from the south east, centred on the airfield.
  • 94183 (15/9/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Tealing Airfield, taken from the south east, centred on the airfield.
  • 94183 (15/9/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Tealing Airfield, taken from the south, centred on the airfield.
  • 94183 (15/9/2000)
    Oblique aerial view of Tealing Airfield, taken from the south west, centred on the airfield.
  • 94183 (2/1943)
    Vertical aerial view.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1135493 (2/1943)
    Vertical aerial view.
  • 94183 (14/8/1947)
    Vertical aerial view of the W part of the airfield including the technical site.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1124968 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the W.
  • 1124967 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the NE.
  • 1124966 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the E.
  • 1124965 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the ESE.
  • 1124964 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the S.
  • 1124963 (25/5/2008)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the S.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Forfarshire, Sheet L1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 050.051858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 050.051858