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Crail Airfield, Fifeness, Coastguard Station, Pillbox

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Crail Airfield, Fifeness, Coastguard Station, Pillbox

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Crail Airfield Defences; Foreland Head; Crail Airfield, Pillbox 20m Ene Of Lighthouse, Foreland Head

Canmore ID 80385

Site Number NO60NW 49.06

NGR NO 63829 09761

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Crail
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO60NW 49.06 43829 09761

Pill box, reinforced concrete, polygonal plan, located at Fife Ness Coastguard Station. Uneven concrete roof surface to break up observed profile from the air. Inside an inscription which reads 'Constructed by 3 Platoon 1st Polish Eng Coy. May 1941'.

P Yeoman 1992.

A rectangular WW2 pillbox situated in front of the lighthouse on Foreland Head, Fife Ness. Constructed of stone and concrete with steel lintels. Three loopholes were noted in the walls and the roof has stones set in the concrete for camouflage.

J Guy 1994; NMRS MS 810/3, 76

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Kincardine to Fife Ness 1996


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