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Orkney Smr Note

Date August 1987

Event ID 620919

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Orkney Smr Note


This tower is the twin of the one at Crockness (OR 2045). It

was built 1813-15 in conjunction with the Hackness Battery

(OR 2050) to guard the Battery's rear while providing additional

fire across the approach to Long Hope anchorage. The tower was

reconstructed in 1866, within the same context as the re-arming of

the Battery, and provided with a new gun mounting.

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The Tower was taken into guardianship and restored between

1971 and 1987 and is now open to the public.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) August 1987.

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