Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Crail Airfield,pillbox 300m east of Wormistone House

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 56.277 / 56°16'37"N

Longitude: -2.624 / 2°37'26"W

OS Eastings: 361457

OS Northings: 709570

OS Grid: NO614095

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y.8JDP

Mapcode Global: WH8TL.NHN9

Entry Name: Crail Airfield,pillbox 300m E of Wormistone House

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6459

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Pillbox

Location: Crail

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises a pillbox of Second World War date.

The monument lies at the NW side of Crail Airfield, some 150m N of the radar site. It comprises a pillbox constructed of concrete, of a standard design known as Type 24, with an outer wall added to increase its thickness. It is well-preserved.

Crail Airfield and its associated defences is one of the best-preserved abandoned airfield sites in Scotland. Although the site was established in 1918, the surviving structures and runways date from the Second World War.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 30m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its group value as part of the defences of the Crail Airfield complex. As such it is part of a complex which is probably the finest of its class in Scotland, and serves to illustrate in concrete form the intense effort which went into defensive construction during the earlier years of World War 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography
No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.