MHG30681 - Second World War communications building, Torr a' Choit


A red brick shed that was probably used as a radio post during the Second World War.

Type and Period (4)

  • (Former Type) SHED (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) GUN EMPLACEMENT? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) LOOKOUT? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A red brick shed measuring 4m by 2m is aligned N/S on a small knoll overlooking Loch Shiel. There is an entrance at the N and iron stanchions in the floor to support some piece of machinery. The shed is unroofed but the brickwork is stable. The bricks are stamped 'STEPEND'. Two concrete posts 150mm thick by 0.5m high (one has been dislodged) lies to the SE. Old timber posts lie 30m to the SE.
Staff at the NTS Visitor Centre suggested it was a Gun Emplacement used in the last war. However it is more likely that it was used as a radio post.
Torr a' Choit WGS, Glenfinnan. J Wordsworth, 08/03/00.
See assoc. docs. File (photos) & report 340. <1>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photos contributed by Martin Briscoe.

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Grid reference Centred NM 90885 80693 (3m by 4m) (Centred)
Map sheet NM98SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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