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Invergordon, Royal Navy Port Fuel Depot

Oil Storage Tank(S) (Second World War), Oil Storage Tank(S) (First World War)

Site Name Invergordon, Royal Navy Port Fuel Depot

Classification Oil Storage Tank(S) (Second World War), Oil Storage Tank(S) (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Firth; Firth Of Cromarty

Canmore ID 174883

Site Number NH76NW 107

NGR NH 7100 6885

NGR Description Centred NH 7100 6885

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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


External Reference (2000)

A group of oil tanks and pumping houses with many other buildings situated to the S of the railway, E of the railway station (NH76NW 13). All are associated with the Royal Navy port facilities at Invergordon (NH76NW 64).

J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.2, 66; Vol.3, 42

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.

Field Visit (October 2016)

HES made a photographic record of this site to enhance the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) holdings on this complex, as part of its industrial and threatened buildings survey programme (October 2016).

Information from M McDonald, Survey and Recording Section, Heritage Directorate, HES, October 2016.


NH76NW 107 centred 7100 6885

The Oil tanks, pumping houses and the surrounding ditches and earth banks are visible on RAF vertical air photographs (CPE/Scot/UK184, 5287-5288, flown 9 October 1946).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2004.


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