Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

We are now accepting Search Room bookings. Click here for further information.

Hound Point

Pier (First World War)

Site Name Hound Point

Classification Pier (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Forth Estuary; Upper Firth Of Forth

Canmore ID 113051

Site Number NT17NE 102

NGR NT 15679 79577

NGR Description From NT 15753 79537 to NT 15579 79643

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/113051

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Dalmeny
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County West Lothian

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (19 August 2013)

A pier is marked as a feature labelled "wood pier" of the Hound Point Battery on a map of 1916 showing the defences of the battery (The National Archives WO 78/4396).

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 19 August 2013.

Archaeology Notes

NT17NE 102 15679 79577

Site recorded during a rapid coastal survey undertaken by GUARD of the S shore of the Firth of Forth from Dunbar to Stirling and along the N shore of the Forth to the Fife border. A gazetteer of all sites including listed buildings, designed landscapes, scheduled and unscheduled monuments was produced. Full details of the survey can be consulted in the report held by the NMRS.

NT 157 795 Wooden posts, ?pier

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

GUARD 1996

The posts are situated immediately west of Hound Point at the extreme east end of Peatdraught Bay. There are two rows of wooden posts c 3m apart, running north-south. The tallest post is c 4m high with an average diameter of c 0.25m. The wood is in a severely rotted and weathered condition. These are probably the remains of a wooden pier.

Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 17th February 1996.

Activities

Field Visit (17 February 1996)

The posts are situated immediately west of Hound Point at the extreme east end of Peatdraught Bay. There are two rows of wooden posts c 3m apart, running north-south. The tallest post is c 4m high with an average diameter of c 0.25m. The wood is in a severely rotted and weathered condition. These are probably the remains of a wooden pier.

Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 17th February 1996.

Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

References

MyCanmore Image Contributions


Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions