MHG30806 - Post Office/Radio Station, Brora
Post office, built in 1939. Used in WWII as a radio intercept station.
Type and Period (2)
- RADIO STATION (In use, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (between))
- POST OFFICE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
Built in 1939 as a General Post Office (G.P.O.) and was used during the second world war as a tracking station. It was closed in 1984 and was then bought by a removal company for storage facilities. <1>
Recorded during coastal survey. Upstanding building with barbed wire perimeter fence. No access for survey. Single storey with numerous boarded up. <2>
The station continued to operate throughout the Cold War, when around forty people were posted here from all over Britain. The station closed in 1986. <3>
Recorded by RCAHMS as a Y intercept station, operations building. <4>
Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group.<5>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital. via Flickr.
- <1> Verbal Communication: Aitken, J. Comments by Jacquie Aitken, SMR Assistant. 03/04/2002.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 244.
- <3> Text/Publication/Leaflet: Clyne Heritage Society. c.2007. The Brora Village Trail: Uncover Brora's secret heritage. Paper (Original).
- <4> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). Canmore ID 276040.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9086 0347 (49m by 46m) (Buffered by site type)|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (2)
- http://www.flickr.com/groups/her/pool/tags/MHG30806 (View images of this site in the Highland HER Flickr group)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/276040 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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