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Pitcalnie, Quadrant Tower

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Pitcalnie, Quadrant Tower

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Canmore ID 173996

Site Number NH87SW 45

NGR NH 80308 72324

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH87SW 45 80308 72324

World War II lookout tower - Outwith survey area.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.

A World War II quadrant observation tower is situated on the N side of the B 9175 road at Pitcalnie, NW of Pitcalnie House. Constructed from brick and concrete, this two storey tower was part of the Nigg Bay bombing range. There is a second tower on the other side of the bay.

J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.2, 120, Vol.3, 60


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