MHG51471 - 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 (3)

  • HARD STANDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY BUILDING (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • NISSEN HUT? (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. Brick foundations upon which a concrete floor has been laid survive. The building would have had an entrance in both the northern and southern wall; the southern entrance was accessed by a small flight of steps which survive in poor condition. The concrete paths leading from both entrances to the main site access are still intact. The shape of the cement on top of the east and west elevation would suggest the possibility that the main body of the building was constructed using corrugated iron <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 33216 42286 (7m by 12m) (Mastermap)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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