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North Sutor, Coast Battery

Searchlight Battery (First World War)

Site Name North Sutor, Coast Battery

Classification Searchlight Battery (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Defences, Fort North Sutor, Site No. 2

Canmore ID 331878

Site Number NH86NW 9.17

NGR NH 81125 68680

NGR Description NH 81125 68680 and NH 81138 68683

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty


Note (30 July 2013)

A Searchlight Battery, comprising two searchlight emplacements are located below the cliffs by the shore and c.80m to the W of the 4-inch QF battery. These are both First World War emplacements and are identical to others on the North and South Sutor. They comprise a low concrete wall with remains of a metal frame probably to support a canvas or wooden walls and roof. Both have a concrete closet to the rear.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 30 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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