MHG56978 - WWI Dockyard Surgery - Invergordon
A WWI dockyard surgery in Invergordon.
Type and Period (1)
- SURGERY (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
- None recorded
A WWI dockyard surgery in Invergordon
The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. On a WWI Naval plan in private possession a building is depicted at this location. The label is somewhat obscure, but appears to read Dockyard Surgery. The details of the building are also difficult to make out in a WWI aerial photograph. No building is in this location on the 2nd edition OS map (surveyed 1902), and the building did not appear in the 1930 aerial photo. <1>
At least three versions of a WWI Naval plan survive, two in private collection which probably date to wartime, and one in the National Archives (MPI 1/641/4) which dates to 1921. On all three the buildings taken over or built by the Navy are shaded, but there are a few discrepancies between the plans. One of the plans in private collection has enlarged details, but only shows the Admiralty buildings and not others in the town. Valuation Rolls also indicate some buildings not shaded on our plans were taken over by the military. It is clear from contemporary photographs that the army built additional buildings, particularly north of Cromlet Drive. <2>
- <1> SHG27123 Dataset: ARCH. 2015. Invergordon in World War I. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Digital. Site 246.
- <2> SHG27125 Text/Correspondence: Kruse, S.. 2016. Email regarding WWI Admiralty plans for Invergordon. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. Digital. 19/01/2016.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7076 6836 (14m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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