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Newton Of Cromarty, Camp

Hospital (First World War)(Possible), Military Camp (First World War)

Site Name Newton Of Cromarty, Camp

Classification Hospital (First World War)(Possible), Military Camp (First World War)

Canmore ID 332346

Site Number NH76NE 328

NGR NH 7854 6668

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 (11 September 2013)

The location of the First World War camp of the Seaforth Highlanders is not precisely known but one passing reference to 'Newton Camp, Cromarty' may suggest that the camp was on the land of Newton of Cromarty, SW of the town. A First World War pump house (NH76NE 296) has been recorded to the SSE of the farm, and this may have been part of the camp's water supply. Local residents suggest that the camp site was at NH 7854 6668.

The camp was the training base for the Seaforth Highlanders, and the camp also provided the garrison for the defence of the naval base.

It is likely that the Cromarty Camp Hospital was in the same area. The hospital had beds for 20 officers and 206 other ranks.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 11 September 2013.

Activities

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.

Note (25 September 2017)

An advert was placed by the Minstry of Munitions Disposal Board in the Aberdeen Daily Journal for Wednesday 18 August 1920 for the sale of Corrugated Iron Hut, Fittings and Materials at Hospital Buildings, Cromarty on Friday the 20th Aust 1920.

Items for sale were listed as :-

One sectional Hut 110ft x 18ft x 9ft 6in.

30 Corrugated Iron Huts in various sizes including 10ft 6in x 11ft 6in x 8ft, 20ft x 10ft x8ft, 30ft 20ft x10ft, 70ft x 20ft x10ft, ranging up to 140ft x 20ft x 10ft.

Corridor Way of Corrugated Iron 390ft x 7ft 9in x 6ft 9in with windows and doors complete.

Also in included in the sale were Electic fittings, counters, chests of drawers, Fireclay sinks, baths, W.C.'s and cisterns, Radiators, cooking ranges, 30 gallon Portable Boilers, wood clothing racks, 50 cupboards, tables, slop basins, lavatory basins, Geysers, stoves, hot plates, quantity service sleepers.

All building were noted as being of heavy corrugated iron construction and in excellent condition.

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