Glenshee, Devil's Elbow
Pillbox (20th Century)
- Council Perth And Kinross
- Parish Kirkmichael (Perth And Kinross)
- Former Region Tayside
- Former District Perth And Kinross
- Former County Perthshire
NO17NW 23.00 c.1422 7657
For pillbox 550m N see also NO17NW 24
NO17NW 23.01 From NO 1422 7668 to NO 1438 7660 Anti-tank blocks
A pillbox and two lines of anti-tank blocks have been identified from a vertical aerial photograph (RAF 1066/Scot/UK/64, 4024, flown 1946). The pillbox lies immediately to the SW of the upper bend in the A93 public road known as the Devils Elbow. Two lines of anti-tank blocks (NO17NW 23.01) in a chevron pattern can also be seen immediately to the N of the central bend, running down to the Allt a Choire Sheiridh.
The pillbox has been separated from the anti-tank blocks by the road improvement at this point, the two lines of anti-tank blocks survive, though those at the W (new road) end of the group have been reduced to small mounds of concrete. Construction of the anti-tank blocks has the appearance of layered blocks, they are also somewhat taller than those seen elswhere.
A 1950s photograph of the Devils Elbow and the anti-tank blocks can be viewed in the Glen Shee ski lodge to the N.
Information from RCAHMS (DE) October 1996
A double row of concrete anti-tank blocks, flat surface to flat surface.
J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/9
The possible type 22 pillbox was removed in the road improvement scheme.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), July 2005.