MHG13628 - 19th century Battery, Chapel Point

Summary

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)

Protected Status

  • 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>


<1> White, H, Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23635.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1871-4, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness (Image/Map). SHG23389.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1906, Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness (Image/Map). SHG23362.


<4> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Mastermap (Image/Map). SHG23361.


<5> Watson, G, 1996, The Artillery Batteries at Mey and Castletown (Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol. 5 Number 8), Volume 5, Number 8 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG25033.

Sources/Archives (5)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1110 6901 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)

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