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Edinburgh, Cramond Island, Cramond Battery, coast battery. View of gun battery engine house and magazine from the East. Visible are ventilators and steel framed windows.

D 34614 CN

Description Edinburgh, Cramond Island, Cramond Battery, coast battery. View of gun battery engine house and magazine from the East. Visible are ventilators and steel framed windows.

Date 19/5/1998

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number D 34614 CN

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 537400

Scope and Content Cramond Battery, Cramond Island, Cramond Cramond Island, part of the old parish of Cramond, is a small uninhabited island lying in the Firth of Forth just north of the mouth of the River Almond at Cramond Village. The island is accessible by a causeway at low tide. This gun-battery engine-house and magazine were part of the island's World War II defence system designed to protect shipping lanes in the Firth of Forth. In the distance, at a narrow part of the Firth of Forth, are the two great Forth bridges. Cramond Island was used for a time as grazing ground for Shetland and other rare breeds of sheep by a group of pioneering agriculturists, including Lord Hopetoun and Lord Rosebery. The flocks now graze in the grounds of Hopetoun House. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/378092

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Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/5) Thematic Surveys

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