MHG36169 - Fire Command Post - Coast Battery, Site No. 4, South Sutor


Fire Command Post associated with the First World War (Site No. 4) 9.2 inch battery site at South Sutor. Later reused as a store during the Second World War.

Type and Period (3)

  • COASTAL BATTERY COMMAND POST (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • STOREHOUSE (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • OBSERVATION POST? (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

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Full Description

NH86NW 11.04 81018 66991

The World War I battery observation post is a two-compartment building built of brick and concrete and is situated within the fence and to the W of the 9.2" gun battery. A brick built extension has been added to the front elevation and it is possible that this is not of WW I date. Internally, some wooden panelling survives.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE), August 2000

A single storey building which was annotated on a plan of the site as a 'Fire Commander & OP.R' (The National Archives WO 78/5192). A small extension to the front of the post has preserved some camouflage paint on the front wall below the observation windows. Replaced during rebuilding of the battery by the BOP post and Fire Command Post, it was used as a store.
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 23 July 2013.

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

The building was included in the scheduling for the South Sutor Battery with effect from 29/04/2019. <2>

For other installation associated with the First World War (Site No.4 ) 9.2 inch Battery site, see also MHG35185, MHG36172, MHG36174, MHG46667, MHG59894.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8101 6699 (12m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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