MHG46397 - Site of Type 24 pillbox, Braehead, Keiss

Summary

The site of a Type 24 pillbox, only the base of which remains.

Type and Period (1)

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (Built, Second World War - 1940 AD to 1941 AD (between))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (30/05/2003)
ND36SE 51 35057 60930

A type 24 pillbox is situated just below the roadway at Braehead on a slope overlooking Keiss Harbour. Built of brick and concrete and facing E is is depicted on the OS 1:10000 scale map (1973).
Information from RCAHMS (DE), May 2003 <1>

This pillbox was identified during the Defence of Britain survey and visited in August 2001. It is described as a "Type 24 pillbox facing SE across Keiss Harbour and Sinclair's Bay. Only base left. Rear walls replaced with new walls to form shelter for bench. " <2>

This site was visited and photographed by a member of HCAU staff in August 2009 and found to be as described. <3>


<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 244341 (Dataset). SHG24123.


<2> Council for British Archaeology, 2006, Defence of Britain database, S0015527 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG24447.


<3> Tilbury, S, 2009-11, Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 22/08/2009 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24247.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 35058 60929 (5m by 6m)
Map sheet ND36SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (2)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.