MHG36171 - Observation Post - Coast Battery, South Sutor


Observation Post associated with the Second World War 6 inch battery site at South Sutor.

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  • OBSERVATION POST (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

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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.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8101 6692 (8m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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