MHG59888 - Landward Defences, Trench System - Newton of Cromarty, South Sutor


Part of the First World War Cromarty defences

Type and Period (2)

  • TRENCH (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

It was important to protect coast defence batteries from attack by enemy troops landed behind them. War Department maps dated 1916 (The National Archives WO 78/5193) record that the batteries on the South Sutor were protected by a series of trenches and barbed wire entanglements. One line ran from the north coast (NH 77759 66943) of the peninsula behind the line of the Red Burn, in front of Newton of Cromarty farmhouse and S along the minor road to Eathie (NH 78379 65844). A second series ran from Cromarty Mains Farm SW to the south coast of the peninsula (see MHG30332).
Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project, 2013. <1> <2>

GIS spatial data copied from data supplied by AKK from the RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7801 6634 (762m by 1246m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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