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Field Visit

Date 2 March 2016

Event ID 1018885

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


The remains of this First World War searchlight emplacement, subsequently converted into a private garage, are situated about 90m SSW of Cloch Point Lighthouse (NS27NW 16) and immediately WNW of the A770 public road. The identification of the surviving elements of the building is aided by a detailed design drawing that survives within The National Archive (WO 78/5185, E.L. Emplacements (Proposed)). The light was powered by a diesel power station situated about 100m to the ENE (NS27NW 21.05), and formed one of a pair, the other situated some 275m to the NE (NS27NW 21.02). The building was not recorded in detail on the date of visit.

Visited by HES Survey and Recording (GG, AK, AM) 2 March 2016.

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