MHG47548 - Bunker and Radio Mast, Radar Station, Loth

Summary

Concrete bunker with numerous rooms, covered in sand and maram grass. A concrete mast base was also recorded near by.

Type and Period (2)

  • BUNKER (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • RADIO MAST (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (30/09/2004)
NC91SE 32.09 97257 10401

An earth covered bunker with a single mast base is visible on postwar RAF vertical air photographs (CPE/Scot/UK 225, 3425-3426, flown 27 June 1946) about 150m SE of NC91SE 32.08 overlooking the beach by Crackaig Links. The bunker forms part of the wartime development of this radar station.
The bunker would appear to have retained the earth covering in the period since 1946, as only two entrances are depicted on the current OS digital 1:2500 scale map. The structure is also visible as a earth covered mound on more recent Fairey Survey vertical air photographs (colour) , (Fairey Surveys Ltd, SDD Coastal strip, 42. 241- 42. 242, flown 28 May 1975).
Information from RCAHMS (DE), September 2004 <1>

Concrete bunker with numerous internal rooms. Covered in maram grass and sand. Large rectangular dug out area on SW side representing a firing range. Remains of metal fittings for targets. Lots of tires suggests it has been used in more recent times also. A concrete mast base was recorded to the S.<2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 97264 10390 (31m by 33m)
Map sheet NC91SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

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