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Loch Ewe

Military Training Site (20th Century)

Site Name Loch Ewe

Classification Military Training Site (20th Century)

Canmore ID 79315

Site Number NG88SE 21

NGR NG 851 835

NGR Description Centred NG 851 835

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NG88SE 21.00 centred at 851 835

NG88SE 21.01 NG 85245 83755 Nissen huts; Gun-emplacement

NG88SE 21.02 NG 859 839 Nissen huts; Gun-emplacement; Jetty

NG88SE 21.03 NG 84950 83400 Nissen huts; Gun-emplacement; Jetty

Three discrete groups of Nissen huts, with associated gun-platforms, are dispersed along the promontory separating the sea lochs of Loch Thurnaig and Loch Ewe between Am Fiaclachan to the W and Ploc an Rubha to the NE. They were most probably part of a training area for light anti-aircraft guns of about 20mm calibre, aiming at targets towed behind aircraft flying over the loch. The buildings were probably associated with the jetty at NG 8581 8343 and access was possibly provided by paths leading NE and NW from the jetty at NG 8581 8343.

21.01 851 835 Camas na Feithe Moire Nissen huts; Gun-platform

21.02 859 839 Ploc an Rubha Nissen huts; Gun-platform; Jetty

21.03 849 835 Am Fiaclachan Nissen huts; Gun-platform; Jetty

Information from RCAHMS (P McK, RM) 11 July 1994.

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