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Rob's Knowe, Home Guard 'secret Hideout'

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Rob's Knowe, Home Guard 'secret Hideout'

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kirktown Of Alvah; Mill Of Alvah

Canmore ID 246528

Site Number NJ66SE 437

NGR NJ 6783 6046

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Alvah
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ66SE 437 6783 6046

See also NJ66SE 438.

(Location cited as NJ 6783 6046 and name as Rob's Knowe). This auxiliary army secret hideout formerly lay within the woodland covering Rob's Knowe to the S of Mill of Alvah (NJ66SE 228). It is now destroyed but the present farmer recalls seeing the structure.

Set into a steep slope at an altitude of 75m OD, it comprised two probable Anderson shelters of corrugated iron, linked with a series of large concrete pipes forming entrance and escape tunnels.

NMRS, MS/712/110.


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