MHG2097 - 19th century battery, Proudfoot
Training battery used by the 1st Company of Artillery Volunteers, raised in Wick, early in 1859.
Type and Period (1)
- BATTERY (19th Century - 1850 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A four-gun battery for the drilling in big gun practice of the 1st Caithness Artillery Volunteers. Inside a parapet wall of stone, sloping embankment outward.
Name Book 1872. <1>
Destroyed. Visited by OS 17 August 1982.
The 1st company of Artillery Volunteers in Caithness, raised in Wick in early 1859, established a training battery at North Head. They practised by firing their cannon at targets moored in the bay. <2>
Shown as a revetment wall, with a cluster of buildings and a flagstaff on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Little changed by the time of the 2nd edition. <3><4>
<1> Ordnance Survey, Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 13, 190 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG3343.
<2> 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.
<3> Ordnance Survey, 1871-4, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness (Image/Map). SHG23389.
<4> Ordnance Survey, 1906, Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness (Image/Map). SHG23362.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Ordnance Survey. Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. 13. Book No. 13, 190.
- <2> Text/Publication/Article: Watson, G. 1996. The Artillery Batteries at Mey and Castletown (Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol. 5 Number 8). Caithness Fld Club Bulletin. Volume 5, Number 8.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-4. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness. Digital.
- <4> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3818 5091 (47m by 23m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9217 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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