MHG57096 - WWII Crews sleeping quarters - Central Pier, Invergordon


The former WWII crews sleeping quarters on the Central Pier, Invergordon.

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

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  • None recorded

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The former WWII crews sleeping quarters on the Central Pier, Invergordon.

The building was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. On the 1st edition OS map, the Central Pier is depicted with a building running north-south near the end, and a crane on the east-west section at the end. Railway lines run to the end, but do not turn onto the east-west section. On the 2nd edition map, the east-west section at the end appears to be enlarged to the south, and now had a building on it. A WWI Naval plan in private collection shows that the pier had been extended further to the east. By WWII the railway line had been extended along the east-west section, and a new jetty built running east-west to the east of the pier; it is labelled 'West Jetty' on a WWII plan in private collection to distinguish it from the 'East Jetty' on the East (Admiralty) pier. At the eastern end of the pier were Crew's sleeping quarters. By 1978 the pier was much shorter, without the east-west extension or the western jetty. It currently (2015) has railway lines running down its length. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7098 6826 (4m by 5m)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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