MHG57011 - WWI Latrine - near Central Pier, Invergordon


The site of a WWI Latrine near Central Pier, Invergordon.

Type and Period (1)

  • LATRINE (First World War - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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The site of a WWI Latrine near Central Pier, Invergordon.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A square building on the shore just to the east of the Central Pier is labelled 'Latrine' on a WWI Naval plan in private possession, shaded to indicate it was for use by the Admiralty. It appears on WWI and 1930 aerial photographs. A building shown on a WWII plan in private possession may be this building, or perhaps a later rebuilding. <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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7087 6838 (7m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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