MHG57072 - WWII rail block - Donkey Bridge, Invergordon


Remains of a WWII rail block near donkey bridge in Invergordon.

Type and Period (1)

  • RAILBLOCK (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Remains of a WWII rail block near donkey bridge in Invergordon.

The remains of a rail block can be seen immediately to the west of Donkey Bridge. Two concrete blocks lie on each side of the railway. The blocks which are not in their original position have been discarded and left on the surface. Each has a slot for a metal post to be inserted. The blocks would have been positioned across the railway embankment and between the rails and sleepers at ground level. Metal posts would have been inserted in the event of an enemy attack. The rail block and probable associated roadblock were covered by pillboxes and protected the route into Invergordon from the west.
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 5 May 2015.

A further visit was made to the site of the rail block, when, in addition to the previous concrete block noted, a further 3 more concrete blocks lying above the stone wall by the rail embankment and 7.6m west of the parapet of Donkey Bridge were noted. Each appeared to have the central hole for the erection of a vertical metal post, and none were in their original position.
Visited by RCAHMS (AKK) 21 August 2015.

Parts of the rail block can be found at NH 69610 68941; NH 69608 68942; NH 69607 68942; and NH 69606 68942

The building was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6961 6894 (5m by 3m)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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