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ID:MHG13798
Type of record:Building
Name:Second World War Pillbox, Ackergill Links
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Summary

Second World War Type 24 hexagonal pillbox with south-east facing aspect.

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Southern elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilSouthern and E elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilSE and E elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilN and NE elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilN and W elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilEntrance on W elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilInternal - taken through southern window on long W facing elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilInternal - taken through door on long W facing elevation (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilN and W elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilCastle and pillbox at Keiss, Caithness, ND357617  © Keith Tilley
Grid Reference:ND 3553 6132
Map Sheet:ND36SE
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

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Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG13798
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 88210
  • NMRS Record Details: ND36SE33 KEISS
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND36SE0010

Full description

ND36SE 33

A brick and concrete modern pillbox at the beach head. It is hexagonal and complete, it's sides measuring from 3 to 5m and 1.25 to 2.3m high. The roof is grass-covered.
C E Batey Caithness Coatsal Survey 1981.

HCAU site visit on 23/4/08. Pillbox appears to be in good condition. Grass covered roof. Several of the openings have been blocked using beach pebbles <1>.

Keith Tilley posted a photograph of this site on the Highland HER Facebook page in June 2011. <2>


<1> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.


<2> Highland Council, 2011, Highland HER Facebook page, Keith Tilley, 07-06-2011 (Interactive Resource/Webpage). SHG25262.

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