MHG51115 - Former rifle range at Hill of Man, Wick
Late 19th or early 20th century rifle range.
Type and Period (1)
- FIRING RANGE (19th Century to 20th Century - 1878 AD? to 1938 AD?)
- None recorded
This firing range is first depicted on the 2nd edition 25'' Ordnance Survey map of 1906. It had disappeared by 1959 and it had probably gone out of use before the construction of the Second World War gun battery. The targets are located on the eastern seaward side of the range, and the maps also depict 200 and 500 yard markers. <1>-<3>
- <1> SHG23773 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-3. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Caithness (surveyed 1870-72). Digital. 60ND3749.
- <2> SHG23362 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. Digital. 60ND3749.
- <3> SHG23363 Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1870-1930. Historic map extracts depicting the area around Hill of Man, Wick. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 37315 49792 (518m by 478m) (Centred)|
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