MHG51470 - Military Building Platform, Hill of Ulbster

Summary

Second World War concrete platform 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)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A building, reduced to it's concrete floor.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, IF) 7 September 2004.

Visited 07/11/2008. The concrete floor is located on the brow of a small ridge. The location of internal room divisions can be still be made out. The ground under the NE corner is eroding and a number of cracks are starting to appear in the concrete <1>. The platform was 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 33224 42157 (6m by 11m) (Mastermap)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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