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Ness Of Sound

Searchlight Battery (Second World War)

Site Name Ness Of Sound

Classification Searchlight Battery (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Munger Skerries

Canmore ID 143622

Site Number HU43NE 14.03

NGR HU 47160 38992

NGR Description HU 47102 38939, HU 47160 38992 and HU 47174 39125

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Lerwick
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU43NE 14.03 47102 38939, 47160 38992 and 47174 39125

The searchlight battery consists of three emplacements, two to the S of the main group of buildings and one to the N. All are built of concrete and two at the extermitities of the site are to the same design. The third emplacement (HU 47160 38992), classified as a reserve in Public Record Office files (WO 192/271), is to a different design providing more protection for the searchlight and crew.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, AL), 7 Ocotber 1998


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