MHG32835 - Coille an Torr


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Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NN 849 945
Within the forest on the east side of the River Feshie, the remains of an encampment, are situated on a terrace. The features are almost certainly connected with the field training during WW2 and are opposite Carnachuin North, which is on the west side of the river. The site is quite complex, a plan was drawn of the features and this should be referred to as brief notes only were taken. It may well be that further features are to be found in the vicinity.

Platforms Q - Centred on NN 84942 94618
A “brick block”, R, and a number of concrete platforms of varying size and alignment, these are almost certainly bases for timber buildings.

Trenches S - Centred on a small hill - NN 84970 94442
On S side of a small hill there is a man-made trench on a N-S axis, 80m x 8m and 2m deep. On the NE side of the hill there is a zig-zagging trench, generally 1m deep and 1m in width which leads up to the summit of the hill where there is a evidence of timber “shuttering” internally.

?Water tank T - NN 85171 94691
Concrete tank, 6m square and with an internal wall dividing it into two equal halves. 1.3m deep. A burn to the east would have been easily diverted into the tank.
A rectangular trench, 20m x 3m, lies to the north.

1. “Brick block” R from SE
2. Trenches S from SW
3. Watertank T from south
Recorded by M. Marshall June 2003

This site was visited during a walkover survey in March and April 2011. See the linked event (EHG3560) to download the survey report. <1><2>

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Grid reference Centred NN 8492 9469 (80m by 199m) (11 map features)
Map sheet NN89SW
Civil Parish ALVIE

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