MHG59894 - Huts - Coast Battery, South Sutor


Huts associated with the First World War (Site No. 4) 9.2 inch battery site at South Sutor.

Type and Period (2)

  • MILITARY CAMP (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • HUT (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of huts in varying stages of decay situated to the N and S of the access track within the fence.
The huts are visible on RAF vertical air photographs (106G/UK/751, 6035-6037, flown 31 August 1945).
Visited by RCAHMS (DE, SW), August 2000

In 1913 the South Sutor Battery (site no. 4) was designed to accommodate all the men and officers on the site, with living quarters, cook house and canteen, latrines, stores, workshop, sergeants office, water tank and a dry earth and coal store as shown on a final construction plan of the site (The National Archives WO 78/5192).
When the battery was rebuilt in advance of the Second World War, all the huts were demolished.
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 July 2013 <1>

NH 81029 66935 - WW1 Officer's accomodation hut
NH 81020 66954 and NH 80985 67043 - WW1 stores and one workshop
NH 81031 66895 - WW1 Petrol set and PF. Cell
NH 81014 66972 - WW1 Canteen
NH 81002 66963 - WW1 Cookhouse
NH 81008 66994 - WW1 Men and NCO's hut
NH 81000 67018 - WW1 Latrines
GIS spatial data copied from data supplied by AKK from the RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. <2>

See MHG46668 for the Second World War huts rebuilt at this location.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8100 6696 (54m by 158m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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