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    I was sent these images some time ago. Terrific paintings inside the former wardroom, and a distinctive flying control tower.









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    Default Re: RN or FAA airfield in Scotland...but what one?

    What is the latest on Fearns' Tower? It was due to be sold and turned into a dwelling.
    BTW might be best to retitle this thread Fearn/HMS Owl.
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    Default Re: RN or FAA airfield in Scotland...but what one?

    Quote Originally Posted by mawganmad View Post
    What is the latest on Fearns' Tower? It was due to be sold and turned into a dwelling.
    The tower is currently in private hands, with this purpose in mind. Nothing much has happened, a new fence has been put up, but that's about it. I suspect the listed status has put a stop to the plans. Some rather large holes have been created in the internal walls though



    I fear these may be to hasten the deteriation of the structure

    Some of them are rather handy for accessing the upper levels though



    Regarding the artwork in the accomodation site, it was still there last year :



    Though, given the state of the roof, and last winters heavy snow, I don't know if they've survived

    There's a nice wee 'survivor' in the hospital block too :



    Hope this helps

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    Meteor NF.14, s/n WS774 at Fearn. An old gate guard from Ely. This photo feature on the cover of an old Airfield Review but I forget which one. Photo taken in May 1996.
    S Mullen via J C Holder / AiX-ARG Archives


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    Default Re: RN or FAA airfield in Scotland...but what one?

    The printed copy of the Highland Archaeological Festival is out, online version should be available shortly.

    http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvir...gyfestival.htm

    Two airfield events

    11th October
    1400 - 1700
    Exploring Fearn WWII Airfield
    A guided walk with Allan Kilpatrick from RCAHMS

    Perhaps most here a bit too old but

    10th October
    Inverness Young Archaeology Club will be holding a special event for members at RAF Blackstand. Open to children 8 - 16 years old.

    12th October
    1400 - 1700
    Loch Ewe Military Defences
    Another guided tour with Allan Kilpatrick of RCAHMS

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    Default Re: RN or FAA airfield in Scotland...but what one?

    I took a few pictures around Fearn on the HAF guided walk last year

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcoc...th/6244217543/

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    Default Re: RN or FAA airfield in Scotland...but what one?

    The tower was for sale when I was there in 2011, I heard that it had now been sold so must have a look sometime.

    http://pdf.your-move.co.uk/propimg/2.../527759036.pdf

    http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site...control+tower/

    http://her.highland.gov.uk/SingleRes...x?uid=MHG25866

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    Thought I would upload some recent pictures of Fearn tower which is under going conversion to a house.
    I have spoken to the owner in the past and he has done some research into the history of the airfield and I have sent him pictures of this tower when in it was in use and also pictures St Merryn. He has also visited Hinstock tower which was also converted into a house and as you will see he is doing a cracking job.
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    It looks like quite a nice, sympathetic conversion.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    http://www.candm-building-limited.co.uk/projects/

    Link to website of the company that is undertaking the work on Fearn Control tower. look under projects where you can see more pictures of the work being carried out and there is also mention on the website that the project is to be featured on Channel 4 The Restoration Man presented by George Clark in the near future.

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