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Lossiemouth Airfield, Pillbox

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Lossiemouth Airfield, Pillbox

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lossiemouth Airfield Defences; Raf Lossiemouth; Hms Fulmar; North Greens

Canmore ID 156952

Site Number NJ27SW 31

NGR NJ 21600 70360

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Moray
  • Parish Drainie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ27SW 31 21600 70360

See also sites for Lossiemouth Airfield on map sheets NJ16NE, NJ17NE, and NJ26NW.

For Lossiemouth Airfield (RAF Lossiemouth), see NJ26NW 50.00.

(Name cited as North Greens and location as NJ 2160 7036). A pillbox of World War II date stands just outside the N perimeter fence of Lossiemouth airfield (NJ26NW 50). It is situated on a small rise and is surrounded by gorse and whin bushes.

GRC/AAS photographs: GR/99/CT47/WW, dated 2 September 1999.

NMRS, MS/712/91.

This type 27 (anti-aircraft) pillbox is visible on RAF wartime air photographs (NLA 57, 5055-6, flown 21 February 1943).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2001

The brick and concrete pillbox has been heavily vandalised with several areas of the brickwork being removed. The central gunpit shows evidence of a mounting, two brick founds surviving on the concrete floor.

Information via letter to RCAHMS from Mr W A Bartlam, October 2003

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