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Hoy, Wee Fea

Gun Emplacement(S) (20th Century)(Possible), Hut(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Hoy, Wee Fea

Classification Gun Emplacement(S) (20th Century)(Possible), Hut(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lh 4; Scapa Flow Defences

Canmore ID 269846

Site Number ND29SE 9

NGR ND 2878 9414

NGR Description c. ND 2878 9414

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Walls And Flotta
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND29SE 9 c.2878 9414

What is possibly a three emplacement light anti-aircraft battery is situated at about 145m O.D., near the end of a track and path leading SW from the underground oil tanks tunnel entrance.

It comprises agroup of three circular turf and stone banked enclosures, one of which may have been the gun-emplacement.

There are hut bases about 120m NE with more another 150m NE from there.

A light anti-aircraft battery is documented in the Public Record Office at approximately this location (WO 166/7270), and it was armed in 1942 with one 40mm Mk I 'Bofors' gun. Designated as LH 4, manning is documented as being by 59 Regiment.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE,GS), August 1999

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