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Cromarty Defences, Fort South Sutor, Newton Of Cromarty, Landward Defences

Trench(S) (First World War)

Site Name Cromarty Defences, Fort South Sutor, Newton Of Cromarty, Landward Defences

Classification Trench(S) (First World War)

Canmore ID 331955

Site Number NH76NE 297.01

NGR NH 77786 66342

NGR Description From NH 78379 65844 to NH 77759 66943

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

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (1 August 2013)

It was important to protect coast defence batteries from attack by enemy troops landed behind them. War Department maps dated 1916 (The National Archives WO 78/5193) record that the batteries on the South Sutor were protected by a series of trenches and barbed wire entanglements. One line ran from the north coast (NH 77759 66943) of the peninsula behind the line of the Red Burn, in front of Newton of Cromarty farmhouse and S along the minor road to Eathie (NH 78379 65844). A second series ran from Cromarty Mains Farm SW to the south coast of the peninsula (see NH76NE 297.00).

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 1 August 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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