MHG52971 - Magazine, Submarine Mine Depot, Nigg
A large WWII magazine situated to the N of a submarine mine depot.
Type and Period (1)
- MAGAZINE (Built, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (between))
- None recorded
Large concrete magazine with lightning conductors still in place. Railway lines leading to Nigg Pier. Photos in J A Guy, 20th Century Defences, (report nos. 1, 8 & 11)
A M Fox, Highland Council, 14.11.01.
The former Submarine Mining Depot at Nigg is situated immediately N of the pier (NH76NE 45.00). Consisting of a large corrugated iron shed with camouflage paint still visible and, to the rear, a concrete magazine with lightening conductors still in situ. Railway lines are still extant in the concrete leading down to the pier.
J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.2, 113, Vol.3, 43
As previously described. The reinforced concrete blast wall completely encloses the magazine; the south-facing elevation contains two entrances through the blast wall to the magazine beyond. The larger entrance to the west was used for the passage of mines from the magazine, on a railway, south to the mine depot and to the pier beyond. A large sliding blast door protects the magazine entrance. The smaller doorway to the east allowed foot traffic. Internally, the magazine is largely empty <1> <2>.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital. via Flickr.
- <1> Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s): Puls, A. Site Visit Photographs. Colour. . Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7963 6898 (20m by 23m)|
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