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Kinlochleven, Carnock, Civil Qf Decoy

Decoy Site (20th Century)

Site Name Kinlochleven, Carnock, Civil Qf Decoy

Classification Decoy Site (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Leven

Canmore ID 277267

Site Number NN16SE 66

NGR NN 1610 6157

NGR Description Centred NN 1610 6157

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Lochaber)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NN16SE 66 centred 1610 6157

A small fire decoy (QF) has been identified from vertical air photographs (CPE/Scot/UK 287, 3381-3382, flown 29 August 1947), situated about 100m N of a small quarry on the southern shore of Loch Leven.

The decoy consisted of at least three conjoined sub-oval enclosures surrounded by shallow ditches. No control bunker is visible on the photographs though two small huts can be seen nearby, one at the entrance track to the quarry and one about 100m E of the decoy site.

The site recorded under NN16SW 14 may be related to this decoy site which would have been to draw the bombing raids from the aluminium works (NN16SE 29) at Kinlochleven.

Information from RCAHMS (DE, KM), November 2005.

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