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Arran, Clauchlands Point, Observation Tower

Observation Post(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Arran, Clauchlands Point, Observation Tower

Classification Observation Post(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lamlash Bay Boom Defence

Canmore ID 240095

Site Number NS03SE 10

NGR NS 05578 32930

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Buteshire

Archaeology Notes

NS03SE 10 05578 32930

A two storey observation post is situated about 150m NW of Clauchlands Point. Built mainly of brick, with a concrete roof, it faces SE. Constructed to control the underwater defences sealing the northern entrance to Lamlash Bay, the exact location of the anti-submarine boom is not known.

Information from Defence of Britain Project recording form, (J S Wood), 1997.

NS 0557 3293 Site identified as part of a coastal zone assessment survey.

M Cressey and S Badger 2005.


Project (October 2004)

A rapid coastal zone assessment was carried out during October 2004. The survey included parts of East Kintyre and South Arran. The survey was aimed at increasing our knowledge of coastal archaeological sites in the aforementioned study areas to identify sites that are currently at risk from coastal erosion. /An important component of the study was to establish new Shorewatch groups and train them in basic site identification and recording techniques.

Funder: The SCAPE Trust and Firth of Clyde Forum on behalf of Historic Scotland.

CFA Archaeology Ltd.

Aerial Photography (16 September 2015)


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