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West Machrihanish

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name West Machrihanish

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Canmore ID 136152

Site Number NR62SE 30

NGR NR 6500 2112

NGR Description Centred NR 6500 2112

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Campbeltown
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR62SE 30 centred 6500 2112

Falls partly on sheet NR62SW

A heavy anti-aircraft battery is depicted as four semi-circular emplacements with a roofed structure, probably the command bunker, on the current (chart copy) edition of the OS 1:10000 scale map (1982). The site is visible on vertical air photographs (RAF 106G/Scot/UK 157, flown 1946, 3218-19). What may be the accommodation camp lies 250m to E (NR 6523 2100).

Information from RCAHMS (DE, AKK) 23 November 1998

This heavy anti-aircraft battery remained unarmed throughout World War II.

Information by e-mail from Mr John Guy, 4 August 2002


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