MHG57014 - WWI Hose Store - Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon


A WWI hose store at the Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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A WWI hose store at the Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A small building is depicted on a WWI Naval plan in private possession, labelled 'Hose Store'. It is not shaded, the convention for indicating Naval use, but its position in the middle of the Seabank Tank Farm situated between tanks 5, 6, 11 and 12 and the fact that it is labelled suggest it must be considered part of the military buildings in Invergordon. <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 7097 6886 (8m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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