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M.O.D West Freugh, (formerly RAF West Freugh), Wigtownshire, Archaeological Building Investigation

Wild, Chris and Gajos, Hannah (2004) M.O.D West Freugh, (formerly RAF West Freugh), Wigtownshire, Archaeological Building Investigation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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A desk-based assessment and building investigation was undertaken in March 2004 of buildings to be demolished at MOD West Freugh (formerly RAF West Freugh), Stranraer, Wigtownshire (NX 108 543) by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North).

This was following a request by QinetiQ Ltd for the investigation be carried out prior to any demolition taking place due to the historic significance of the buildings.
The buildings recorded comprise a canteen (E14), a barrack hut (F11), a boiler house (F24) and an air raid shelter (F24a). The buildings are of similar construction,
comprising timber-stud framed walls with corrugated asbestos roofs erected on concrete bases. Externally, the buildings are finished with timber weatherboard, and internally there are asbestos sheet panels. The structures are all varieties of Type A sectional timber hutting (Francis, 1996, 206), with those at West Freugh being amongst the earliest in Britain.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > Scottish Council Areas > Dumfries and Galloway
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 13:23
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 13:23
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5631

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