MHG32349 - Rifle Range, W end of Helmsdale


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Type and Period (2)

  • FIRING RANGE (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DEFENDED BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Volunteers Rifle Range marked on 1st ed OS 25" erunning from coast road GR to Marker butt & target at S end. 100yds, 200yds & 300yds markers going north. The 300yds marker is c 25yds short of the road (A9). <1>

This site is probably the rifle range of the Golspie company of the The Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers (SHRV). The SHRV was raised in 1859, and in 1864 it became the 1st (administrative) battalion, Sutherland Rifle Volunteers, based in Golspie; it consisted of 5 companies, based at Golspie, Dornoch, Brora, Rogart and Bonar Bridge. <2><3>

Nothing remains of the rifle range in this location. Field survey recorded remains consisting of a presumed WWII coastal defence structure. Construced from brick and reinforced concrete it survives to 0.75m in height. Structure is in ruins and badly delapidated. Rubble is concentrated over an area c. 11 m by 5 m. <4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0341 1528 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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