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Skipness, Araneigh

Observation Post (Second World War)

Site Name Skipness, Araneigh

Classification Observation Post (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Creag Aoranaigh

Canmore ID 218816

Site Number NR85NE 70

NGR NR 89747 57315

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Saddell And Skipness
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR85NE 70 89747 57315

A brick and concrete observation tower is situated immediately to the W of the B8001 road about 250m S of Araneigh farmsteading. It measures approximately 25 ft square and is about 40 ft high. The building faces S and there are windows on each of the W,S and E elevations with the entrance and steps on the N side.

Information via the Defence of Britain Project from L & P Draper, Culbokie, March 2002 and J Cameron 1998

Sites identified as part of a coastal zone assessment survey.

NR 8974 5731 - Observation post.

NR 8975 5737 - Quarry.

NR 8975 5731 - Mile post.

M Cressey, S Badger, 2005.


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