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Glenshee, Devil's Elbow

Anti Tank Blocks (20th Century)

Site Name Glenshee, Devil's Elbow

Classification Anti Tank Blocks (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cowie Stop Line

Canmore ID 273205

Site Number NO17NW 23.01

NGR NO 14319 76622

NGR Description c. NO 1422 7668 to c. NO 1438 7660

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO17NW 23.01 c. 1422 7668 to c. 1438 7660

For pillbox 550m N see also NO17NW 24

A pillbox and two lines of anti-tank blocks have been identified from a vertical aerial photograph (RAF 1066/Scot/UK/64, 4024, flown 1946). The pillbox, which lay immediately to the SW of the upper bend in the A93 public road known as the Devils Elbow has been removed by the road improvements. Two lines of anti-tank blocks (NO17NW 23.01) in a chevron pattern can also be seen immediately to the N of the central bend, running down to the Allt a Choire Sheiridh.

The pillbox has been separated from the anti-tank blocks by the road improvement at this point, the two lines of anti-tank blocks survive, though those at the W (new road) end of the group have been reduced to small mounds of concrete. Construction of the anti-tank blocks has the appearance of layered blocks, they are also somewhat taller than those seen elswhere.

A 1950s photograph of the Devils Elbow and the anti-tank blocks can be viewed in the Glen Shee ski lodge to the N.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) October 1996

A double row of concrete anti-tank blocks, flat surface to flat surface.

J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/9

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