MHG13628 - 19th century Battery, Chapel Point


A 19th century battery, used in the training of the Thurso Company of Artillery Volunteers.

Type and Period (1)

  • BATTERY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The outjutting rocks in this area are called "Battery Point" implying that this is an older defensive site than this century. <1>

The revettment wall and a small building of a battery are marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, together with a flagstaff. The site has been remodelled by the time of the 2nd edition OS map. The site is now in use as a Coastguard lookout position. <2>-<4>

This was the training battery for the Thurso (2nd) company of Artillery Volunteers, raised in 1859. The site has now been destroyed, and some earth mounds and a new stone seat, together with the place name, are all that mark the spot. <5>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1110 6901 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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