MHG51468 - Military Building, Hill of Ulbster

Summary

Second World War foundation for military building. Associated with the Hill of Ulbster Chain Home Low radar station. One of 17 buildings in the group.

Type and Period (2)

  • MILITARY BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • HARD STANDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A structure (711) comprising a concrete pad on the N and a double row of concrete pillars on the S, each of the latter 0.3m square and up to 0.45m in height. Measuring 5.4m from NNE to SSW by 1.9m transversely overall, these supported a structure that was also secured by ropes or wires to four anchor points on the NE, SE, SW, and NW respectively.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, IF) 7 September 2004.

Visited 07/11/2008. No change <1>. Feature photographed <2>.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, fig. 91 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.


<1> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.


<2> Puls, A, Site Visit Photographs, 07/11/2008 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23993.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 33238 42157 (3m by 5m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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