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Field Visit

Date 7 May 2013

Event ID 961016

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Located on a small knoll on the W side of the A832 Poolewe to Aultbea road, and 420m N of the road bridge over the small stream named Allt Glac nan Capull is a light anti-aircraft emplacement and the Loch Ewe convoy signal station.

On the W side of the summit of the knoll is a circular platform constructed from hard core on which the light anti-aircraft gun was placed. To the E of this and immediately above the road is a small stone and concrete platform which may have been a hut for a generator. Impressions in the concrete base suggest this had a single brick wall around its edge. Leading to and from the gun emplacement are flights of steps. The one leading to the N descends to a level terrace where the remains of at least two buildings represented by concrete stumps on which a wooden hut or building was constructed. A third structure lies to the W. The second flight of steps to the W leads down to the remains of at least two small buildings, one of which was a brick and concrete structure. This is thought to be the navy signal station for the shipping in the Loch Ewe anchorage. A mast base survives beside the buildings.

A small structure has been noted lying to the E of the road but was not visited.

Visited by RCAHMS (AKK) 7 May 2013.

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