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Innes Links, Emergency Coast Battery, Magazine And Communication Trenches

Magazine (20th Century), Trench (20th Century)

Site Name Innes Links, Emergency Coast Battery, Magazine And Communication Trenches

Classification Magazine (20th Century), Trench (20th Century)

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

Canmore ID 293108

Site Number NJ26NE 30.09

NGR NJ 28106 67865

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 30.09 28106 67865

The shuttered concrete magazine is situated in relatively open woodland 40m S of No.2 gun emplacement (NJ26NE 30.02) and 50m SW of No.1 gun emplacement (NJ26NE 30.01). Set at a lower level than the gun emplacements, the building measures about 6.3m by 4.4m overall, a flat roof and protected entrances at the N and S ends, both of which have external low capped blast walls.

The magazine is connected to both gun emplacements by a communication/supply trench or sunken path system and is still clearly visible in the afforested sand dunes, the trench bifurcating immediately N of the building. The trench would appear to have an average depth of around 90cm, but would have been considerably deeper when cut as there has been much deposition since it was constructed.

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


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