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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 822218

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS27NW 21.00 centred 2050 7585

NS27NW 21.01 NS 20295 75793, 20307 75838 and 20448 76021 Searchlight Battery

NS27NW 21.02 NS 20498 76047 Hut

NS27NW 21.03 NS 20432 75599 Control Buildings

NS27NW 21.04 NS 20944 75395 Reservoir

For Cloch [Point] Lighthouse (NS 20319 75877), see NS27NW 16.

A World War I and II coastal battery situated within what is now Cloch Caravans in Cloch Road, Gourock.

The two concrete gun-emplacements have been infilled and now have caravans placed on top. Several other associated brick and concrete buildings are extant.

The two 6-inch guns (numbered 2406 and 2384) came from Portkil Battery (NS28SE 39) and were installed during October 1916. The battery was placed on a care and maintainance basis in November 1944 and the guns removed during December 1956. (information from PRO document WO/192/106)

J Guy 2001; NMRS MS 810/11, Part. 2 76-7; Vol.2 (appendix), 5-6

Three searchlight platforms (NS27NW 21.01) survive along the N side of the A 770 both N and S of the Cloch Lighthouse. At NS 20498 76047 (NS27NW 21.02) is a hut base now used as a picnic area.

Information from Defence of Britain Project recording form, (J Locock and J King), 1998.

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