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Innes Links, Emergency Coast Battery, Battery Observation Post

Observation Post (20th Century)

Site Name Innes Links, Emergency Coast Battery, Battery Observation Post

Classification Observation Post (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Spey Bay Anti-invasion Beach Defences

Canmore ID 293097

Site Number NJ26NE 30.03

NGR NJ 28238 67849

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Urquhart
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ26NE 30.03 28238 67849

Formerly NJ26NE 14.14

The Battery Observation Post (BoP), is situated near the top of the first line of sand dunes 96m SE of No.1 gun emplacement (NJ26NE 30.01). Constructed of concrete with interior walls of brick it measures about 6.9m by 5.4m overall. The viewing platform has a canopy supported by a heavy steel beam awith the leading edge having a semi scalloped effect.

There are two interior rooms, both of which have retained paint below what was the shelf line. On the viewing platform is the square concrete base of the ranging equipment on which five metal bolts survive.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, NG), 27 February 2008.


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