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South Sutor, Coast Battery, Observation Post

Observation Post (First World War)

Site Name South Sutor, Coast Battery, Observation Post

Classification Observation Post (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Defences; Fort South Sutor; Site No. 4

Canmore ID 170773

Site Number NH86NW 11.04

NGR NH 81018 66991

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cromarty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH86NW 11.04 81018 66991

The World War I battery observation post is a two-compartment building built of brick and concrete and is situated within the fence and to the W of the 9.2" gun battery. A brick built extension has been added to the front elevation and it is possible that this is not of WW I date. Internally, some wooden panelling survives.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE), August 2000


Note (23 July 2013)

A single storey building which was annotated on a plan of the site as a 'Fire Commander & OP.R' (The National Archives WO 78/5192). A small extension to the front of the post has preserved some camouflage paint on the front wall below the observation windows. Replaced during rebuilding of the battery by the BOP post and Fire Command Post, it was used as a store.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 23 July 2013.

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.


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