Rifle Butts, Crosland Moor

1894 OS map showing the location of the Rifle Butts 1,000 yard rifle range on Crosland Moor, used by the local Volunteer Rifle Corps in the late 1800s.

The range had fallen into disuse by the early 1900s, but was rebuilt as a shorter 30 yard range for training in the First World War. Much of the range is now Crosland Moor Airfield, although what appear to be the remains of the earthworks around the 30 yard range can be seen on Google Maps just to the north of the runway.


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tags:1890-99, 1894, Crosland Moor, Maps, Rifle Butts (Crosland Moor), South Crosland
source:Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
date added:28 December 2016

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