MHG27887 - Pillbox - Evanton Airfield, Alness

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • PILLBOX (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A second pillbox is situated some 250m S of NH66NW 34.07 on the raised bank above the intertidal area facing Alness Bay.
Immediately beyond in an area of scrub and just outside the runway permeter track are the bases of several perimeter and dispersal buildings.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE) May 1997 <1>

Alan Kinghorn has contributed photographs of this pillbox which were taken in June 2011. <2>

This pillbox was noted in ARCH's Evanton Wartime Remains project in 2013. It was described as a rectangular brick pillbox, roofed, with turf on top. Pictures from the 1960s also show it with turf, and it may well have been turfed during the wartime as a disguise, although no one remembers it from this time. <3>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), 119769 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Kinghorn, A, 2011, Photographs of pillboxes, June 2011 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25537.


<3> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2013, Evanton Wartime Remains, Site 45 (Dataset/Database File). SHG25830.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6283 6655 (4m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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