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World War One Audit of Surviving Remains

Date 15 July 2013

Event ID 962499

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type World War One Audit of Surviving Remains


War Office maps of 1916 (The National Archives WO 78/4396) show that part of the outer defences of Portkil Battery occupied the summit of Gallow Hill. There were three blockhouses (pillboxes) one of which is shown as within a horse-shoe-shaped bank (No. 9 at NS 25587 81082). The northernmost blockhouse (No. 10 (at NS 25730 81192) is shown as lying with a complex of trenches (from NS 25682 81197 to 25751 81201 to NS 25747 81148). A third pillbox (also labled No.10, which may be a replacement for the orginal No.10) lay at NS 25721 81146. There was a field latrine to the west and an Officers' hut to the east (at NS 25772 81168). The northernmost pillbox is shown as being linked by telephone to the battery.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 15 July 2013.

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