MHG58653 - Observation Post - Inshaig Hill


An observation post, comprising a rectangular depression with low stone wall, was recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • OBSERVATION POST (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. This was an observation post built by the Home Guard in 1940. About 160 metres downhill from another observation post (MHG58652) there was a rectangular depression measuring 6.7 by 2.4 metres and 50cms deep. On its southern side it took in an old turf dyke in which two portions had been lowered. It was surrounded by a low earth wall about 0.2m high and 0.9m wide. This was probably a defensive position to protect the observation post uphill.
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Grid reference Centred NM 9858 5489 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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