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ID:MHG13800
Type of record:Monument
Name:Second World War Pillbox, Keiss
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Summary

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

Images

(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilNW and SW facing elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilS and SW facing elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilNE and NW facing elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilEntrance in landward facing side. (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilNE facing elevations (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilSeaward facing side (SE and E elevation) (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilSeaward facing side (SE, E and S elevation) (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilSeaward facing side (SE, E and S elevation) (photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilDistant view of pillbox and Keiss Broch (photo by Sylvina Tilbury)  © Highland Council
Grid Reference:ND 3537 6108
Map Sheet:ND36SE
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

Scores

  • Survival: VISIBLE FEATURE (>1M (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG13800
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 115450
  • NMRS Record Details: ND36SE43 KEISS
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND36SE0030

Full description

Type 24, photo in J A Guy, 20th Century Defences, (report nos. 1, 8 & 11).
A M Fox, Highland Council, 09.10.01
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ND36SE 43 3540 6115

Pillbox, Keiss. Dimensions: hexagonal, N-S side 4.95m, E-W sides c 3m, height 1.25-2.3m. Complete, but with some superficial damage. Located at the beach head. SE aspect.
C E Batey, Caithness Coastal Survey, 1981 <1>

HCAU site visit on 23/4/08. Grass covered roof. Damage on southern side of entrance is pronounced. There is also some damage and cracking throughout the brick work on seaward facing elevations, possibly due to subsidence as a result of coastal erosion <2>.


<1> Batey, C E, 1984, Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82: Dunnet Head to Ousdale, 99, No. 315 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG1958.


<2> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.

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