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North Corbelly, Quadrant Tower

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name North Corbelly, Quadrant Tower

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Burnfoot; North Corbelly Merse

Canmore ID 146620

Site Number NX96SE 18

NGR NX 9890 6348

NGR Description NX c.9890 6348

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish New Abbey
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX96SE 18 c.9890 6348

NT 9887 6347 A brick and concrete WWII quadrant tower is situated on the shore near North Corbelly farm. Standing on four legs the single tower was used for spotting on the bombing range off-shore used by aircraft from Heathall airfield (NX97NE 153.00).

J Guy 1999; NMRS MS 810/6, 85-6 (vol.1)

The quadrant tower is not clearly visible on vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 41, 3209-3210, 3213, flown 4 May 1946), and the location cannot be accurately calculated.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2006


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