MHG5724 - Battery, Churchton Bay
A private Napoleonic era battery in good condition situated on a low rocky promontory in the centre of Churchton Bay, Raasay.
Type and Period (1)
- BATTERY (1809, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The battery was recorded during an evaluation by the Centre for Field Archaeology in 1997 in advance of the construction of a proposed ferry terminal in Churchton Bay. A private battery in good condition situated on a low rocky promontory in the centre of Churchton Bay. An almost circular, crenellated, low wall runs around the top of the steep promontory sides. Within the wall, a levelled grassy area holds a decorative cannon. A pair of stone mermaids originally built for Raasay House, sit to the east and wets of the battery looking out to sea. <1>
On a knoll above the old landing site on Churchton Bay, the Battery, c.1809, an eyecatcher of defensive intent, battlemented and surmounted by one (originally six) cannon (the 12th chief commanded a battalion of volunteers to combat a possible Napoleonic invasion). <2>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Highland Council Archaeology Unit. HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 16. Colour slide. . Digital (scanned). 314.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Highland Council Archaeology Unit. HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 17. Colour slide. . Digital (scanned). 328.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cameron, K. & Glendenning, B.. 1997. Raasay Ferry Terminal, Churchton Bay, Isle of Raasay Archaeological Investigation. Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. 05/11/1997. Digital (scanned as PDF).
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Miers, M.. 2008. The Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Paperback.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 54549 36312 (17m by 31m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11473 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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