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Knock Thunder, Home Guard 'secret Hideout'

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Knock Thunder, Home Guard 'secret Hideout'

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hills Of Boyndie

Canmore ID 246531

Site Number NJ66SE 438

NGR NJ 6582 6320

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ66SE 438 6582 6320

See also NJ66SE 437.

(Location cited as NJ 6582 6320 and name as Knock Thunder). This auxiliary army secret hideout formerly lay within former woodland (cleared after the war) to the S of Hills of Boyndie. It is now destroyed and no remains are visible, but the present farmer recalls the structure being revealed by collapse.

Set into a gentle slope at an altitude of 45m OD, it comprised two 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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