MHG37679 - Radio station, Hill of Harland

Summary

WW II radio/radar station.

Type and Period (2)

  • RADAR STATION (Converted, Second World War to Unknown - 1945 AD (post))
  • RADIO STATION (Built, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (between))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A radio station is situated on the summit of the Hill of Harland. The station is visible on post-war RAF vertical aerial photographs (106G/Scot/UK, 4013-14, flown 9 May 1946) which shows seven masts, a receiving/ transmitting block and electricity generating block (ND 3254 5388).
Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2001

The WW II VHF station for Wick Airfield (ND35SE 103.00) which was redeveloped as a ROTOR radar station during the postwar period. Although completed, no equipment was installed and it never became operational.

Information from Defence of Britain Project form, (A Gutteridge), 2000 <1>

Pictures were submitted to the HER by Martin Briscoe in September 2010. <2>

It was subject to a basic photographic survey in 2008 in support of a planning application. <3>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Canmore ID 202513 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Briscoe, J M, 2008-11, Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23810.


<3> Unknown, 2008, Photographs of Radio/radar station, Hill of Harland (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25887.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3262 5374 (435m by 361m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND35SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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