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Camas Na Feithe Moire

Gun Emplacement (20th Century), Nissen Hut(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Camas Na Feithe Moire

Classification Gun Emplacement (20th Century), Nissen Hut(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Light Anti-aircaft Battery

Canmore ID 79319

Site Number NG88SE 21.01

NGR NG 85245 83755

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Activities

Field Visit (8 June 1994)

NG88SE 21.01 851 835

The concrete bases of four Nissen huts are situated on a terrace to the E of a knoll on which there is a circular gun-platform, probably for an anti-aircraft gun of about 20mm calibre (pers comm Mr R Mowat, RCAHMS). There are slots between 0.1m and 0.2m across at the edges of the stances, some of which contain wooden sleeper beams. The outer edge of the slot in one of the stances (Inverewe 25) is corrugated. There is a drain, containing salt-glazed pipe, running off the N corner of the northernmost base, presumably a toilet block. Remains of stoves are visible on two of the other bases (Inverewe 26, 27), together with C-shaped iron roof supports and fragments of reinforced glass. Stone paths, about 1.2m across, connect the huts and run up to the gun-platform. At the E edge of the site is a crude stance which may have supported a water tank similar to that to the ENE (NG88SE 21.02) Two drains are visible to the S of the tank, which join and run to a concrete stance, presumably supporting a pump, beside a dam to the SW.

A series of drains, cutting across the boggy ground to the E of the dam, drain into the burn which runs up to the dam. They were perhaps cut to improve water collection. What may have been an overflow channel cuts past the dam to the S.

All four huts appear unroofed on a 1946 RAF 1:10,000 vertical aerial photograph (CPE/Scot/UK/83).

(Inverewe 23-28)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 8 June 1994.

Field Visit (February 1998 - November 1998)

NTS Survey

Srp Note (2 November 2011)

The site as described, with the addition of the following details:

the gun emplacement is made up of fractured stones which cover an area c2.5m in diameter and the largest of the nissen huts is c10.9m by c4.7m; the dam and stance are of concrete.

Information from NTS: INVG011 (JH 1998)

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