MHG13800 - Second World War Pillbox, Keiss

Summary

Second World War Type 24 hexagonal pillbox with south-east facing aspect.

Type and Period (1)

  • PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/24) (Built, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Type 24, photo in J A Guy, 20th Century Defences, (report nos. 1, 8 & 11).
A M Fox, Highland Council, 09.10.01
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ND36SE 43 3540 6115

Pillbox, Keiss. Dimensions: hexagonal, N-S side 4.95m, E-W sides c 3m, height 1.25-2.3m. Complete, but with some superficial damage. Located at the beach head. SE aspect.
C E Batey, Caithness Coastal Survey, 1981 <1>

HCAU site visit on 23/4/08. Grass covered roof. Damage on southern side of entrance is pronounced. There is also some damage and cracking throughout the brick work on seaward facing elevations, possibly due to subsidence as a result of coastal erosion <2>.


<1> Batey, C E, 1984, Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82: Dunnet Head to Ousdale, 99, No. 315 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG1958.


<2> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3537 6108 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet ND36SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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