MHG48583 - Dunan Mor


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Type and Period (2)

  • RADAR STATION (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
  • ADMIRALTY SIGNAL STATION (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

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NMRS Report: (21/07/2005)
NC27SE 12 2618 7445

Radar installation linked to Royal Navy gunnery range.

NC27SE 12.00 26176 74452

The station consists of an early 20th Century terrace of three stone-built, flat-roofed three-bay single-storey cottages facing NW. Each cottage has a small extension to the rear, where the sheltered main entrance is accompanied by an adjacent store. Adjacent, is a single-storey building of similar construction with door and window openings to the inland-facing SW elevation only. 15m to the N is an earlier single-storey cottage with a pitched corrugated-steel roof, which faces NE, towards the coast. This is possibly part of the signal station depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 25-inch map (NC27SE 16). Approximately 50m to the NNE is a small rectangular stone-walled enclosure with a circular concrete plinth set in the middle (NC27SE 12.01), of unknown origin. Information from RCAHMS (ITMP), January 2008

An outbuilding to the northeast was a former laundry and store dating to circa 1930.

The buildings were listed by Historic Scotland at Category B in 2013. <2>

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Grid reference NC 2617 7445 (point)
Map sheet NC27SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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