MHG13798 - Second World War Pillbox, Ackergill Links

Summary

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

Type and Period (1)

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (Built, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3553 6132 (5m by 6m)
Map sheet ND36SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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