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Hoy, Rysa Lodge Battery

Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Site Name Hoy, Rysa Lodge Battery

Classification Anti Aircraft Battery (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) H6

Canmore ID 81768

Site Number ND39NW 161

NGR ND 30323 96222

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Walls And Flotta
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND39NW 161.00 30323 96222

ND39NW 161.01 ND 30333 96262 Gun-emplacements

ND39NW 161.02 centred ND 30449 96229 Military camp

ND39NW 161.03 c.ND 3032 9622 Radar site

A heavy anti-aircraft battery (H6) of 4 x 4.5" guns.

J Guy 1993; NMRS MS 810/2

A heavy anti-aircraft battery situated on rising ground 250m W of Rysa Lodge (ND39NW 6). Originally of four emplacements, with several associated buildings, many which survive as footings or concrete bases. The four emplacements now incorporate octagonal farm sheds within them and the remains of the concrete structures. In the immediate vicinity are three concrete structures, one almost certainly the control point. Two mounds also survive, possible machine gun posts and there are possible posts forming the Gl-mat for radar guidance to the S.

Accommodation block hut bases survive on each side of the track that runs from the main road (B9047). (Visible on vertical air photographs, (RAF LEU/UK 4, pt.1, 7029 - 7030, flown 1948)

Visited by RCAHMS (DE) May 1996

A low-walled concrete structure at ND 30224 96211 is related to the battery, but it's purpose is unknown.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS, SW), August 1999


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