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Edinburgh, Cramond Island, Cramond Twin 6-pounder Battery

Gun Emplacement (Second World War)

Site Name Edinburgh, Cramond Island, Cramond Twin 6-pounder Battery

Classification Gun Emplacement (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Forth Defences; The Binks

Canmore ID 271553

Site Number NT17NE 71.03

NGR NT 19771 78728

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17NE 71.03 19771 78728

The concrete and brick semi-circular twin 6-pounder gun-emplacement is situated at the small headland annotated as 'The Binks' on the Ordnance Survey maps.

The canopy has been removed but the main part of the emplacement is extant if damaged. The double semi-circle of embedded rails to the rear of the gun-position, which would have been for moving the shells, can also be seen.

The lower part of the emplacement is also visible amongst piles of rubble. It is not known whether the holdfast for the gun is still extant under a filling of grass, earth, bricks and rubble.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, AL), May 1998

The canopy, gun store and director tower has been removed and the men's shelter on the south edge, the magazine at the rear and the platform on the north side on which the gun store was erected are still intact.

Information to RCAHMS via e-mail from Mr J Dods (Cramond Heritage Society), April 2006


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