MHG36171 - Observation Post - Coast Battery, South Sutor
Observation Post associated with the Second World War 6 inch battery site at South Sutor.
Type and Period (1)
- OBSERVATION POST (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
A World War II battery observation post at South Sutor.
World War II battery observation post situated about 33m NW of the WW II No.2, 6-inch gun-emplacement. It is built of brick and concrete and stands to two levels with access from the rear by a flight of concrete steps. The upper floor retains the sighting pillar for 'fall of shot' plotting, whilst the lower floor is of two compartments. The battery observation tower still retains an external camouflage paint scheme.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS, SW), August 2000
A third level may have been an observation post for the Royal Navy. It was accessed by a metal ladder on the exterior of the building. Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 23 July 2013. <1>
GIS spatial data copied from data supplied by AKK from the World War One Survey Project. <2>
The building was included in the scheduling for the South Sutor Battery with effect from 29/04/2019. <3>
For other installation associated with the Second World War 6 inch Battery site, see also MHG34269, MHG36170, MHG46668, MHG34268, MHG36172, MHG36174, MHG59101.
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 170775.
- <2> Collection/Project Archive: Kilpatrick, A K. 2014. RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. Digital. No. 465. XY
- <3> Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument: Historic Environment Scotland. 2019. Addition to the Schedule of Monuments: SM13571: South Sutor Battery, batteries and camp. Historic Environment Scotland. 01/05/2019. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8101 6692 (8m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM13571 (View online HES designation record)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/170775 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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