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Treasured Places

Date 30 July 2007

Event ID 553559

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Treasured Places


During the Second World War the Balfour Battery, which included gun and searchlight emplacements and observation towers, was constructed on Hoxa Head. It overlooked one of the main approaches to Scapa Flow, a major strategic base for the British Navy during both World Wars.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 30 July 2007

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