MHG53781 - Possible WWII Coastal defences, W of Dornoch Point
50+ wooden posts, cut short, embedded into the sand, some arranged in linear patterns, located to the W of Dornoch Point. It is suggested that these represent possible WWII Coastal defences.
Type and Period (1)
- BEACH DEFENCE? (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- None recorded
Upwards of 50 + upright wooden posts c. 0.2 m in diameter embedded into the sand, none stand taller than 0.5 m and have been cut short, with what appears to be, an axe. Some arranged into linear patterns but with wide spaces (c. 10 m) between them. Possible WWII coastal defences. Spread over a very large area to the west of Dornoch Point. <1>
These defences were surveyed by the Dornoch Firth Archaeological Society in September 2007. Further information will be submitted to the HER in due course. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 74.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Higgins, P. 06/2011. Emails and photographs from Pete Higgins of Archaeology North Ltd regarding 2007 survey. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7918 8783 (2043m by 999m)|
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