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Gallanachmore, Xdo Post

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Gallanachmore, Xdo Post

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Oban Defences; Gallanachmore Caravan Site

Canmore ID 185071

Site Number NM82NW 166

NGR NM 82889 27397

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmore And Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM82NW 166 82889 27397

This World War II Extended Defence Officers Post (XDO) is situated about 50m SE of Gallanachmore Cottage in what is now Gallanachmore Caravan Site. It is annotated as 'Lookout Tower' on the current edition of the OS 1:2500 and 1:10000 scale maps (1976).

It is a large concrete tower with a pointed top with an electrical contactor room. The tower was the control position for the submarine minefield placed across the Sound of Kerrera. The contactor room still has some of the original equipment in situ and within the tower, part of the 'basket', where the duty officer would once have stood, is still there. The former engine room is now in use as a toilet.

J Guy 2001; NMRS NMRS MS 810/11, Part 1, 10--11, Vol.2 (appendix), 1

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