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North Sutor, Coast Battery, Searchlight Battery Engine House

Engine House (First World War)(Possible)

Site Name North Sutor, Coast Battery, Searchlight Battery Engine House

Classification Engine House (First World War)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Defences, Fort North Sutor, Site No. 1

Canmore ID 332223

Site Number NH86NW 9.23

NGR NH 82144 68794

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 August 2013)

A possible engine house is located at the W end of a jetty, and behind and below the rock stack with a First World War searchlight emplacement (see NH86NW 9.05). The remains comprise a concrete base with a raised plinth for a possible engine with metal fixings still visible. The E end of the concrete base is being undercut by wave action.

Visited by RCAHMS (AKK) 7 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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