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South Sutor, Coast Battery, Searchlight Battery

Searchlight Battery (First World War)

Site Name South Sutor, Coast Battery, Searchlight Battery

Classification Searchlight Battery (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Defences; Fort South Sutor; Site No. 3

Canmore ID 331855

Site Number NH86NW 11.18

NGR NH 80821 67302

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cromarty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Note (25 July 2013)

Two searchlight emplacements (or electric light emplacement as annoated on the plan of the site (The National Archive WO 78/5192)), part of the 4-inch QF coast battery are located below the military camp (see NH86NW 11.17) just at the cliff edge.

The surviving structures comprise a low concrete wall with a bay shaped front, with a concrete closet to the rear. Originally a metal frame work would have supported a canvas or wooden roof and walls. Traces of the path to the military camp survive.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 25 July 2013.

Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

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