MHG32426 - Radar Station - South Sutor


Part of the Second World War Cromarty defences.

Type and Period (1)

  • RADAR STATION (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH86NW 13.00 centred 8064 6692

A Chain Home Low radar station situated on the hill above the South Sutor coast battery (MHG8373).
Information from Mr I Brown, November 1998

This Chain Home Low Radar Station is situated on the hilltop above the South Sutor coast battery (NH86NW 11.00). The site has been partly demolished and only one engine room and two Light Anti-aircraft positions with the foundations of other buildings were extant on the date of visit.
A post-war 1950s underground Royal Observor Corps (MHG36392) post has been built on the same site.
J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.2, 94, Vol.3, 52-3

All that remains of this Radar Station is one brick built building on the summit of the hill above the coast battery (MHG8373). The radar station is visible on RAF vertical air photographs (106G/UK 751, 6035-6036, 31 August 1945), set within a rectangular fenced enclosure. Visible are transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) blocks within blast walls, a stand-by set house (electricity generating), a possible reserve set house with several ancilliary buildings. No masts can be seen on the photographs, which would suggest that they either did not exist or had been removed by this date.
The whole installation along with the coast battery is situated within an outer barbed-wire fence.
Visited by RCAHMS, (DE, GS, JG), August 2000

GIS spatial data copied from data supplied by AKK from the RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8063 6693 (169m by 180m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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