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Hoy, Lyness, Royal Naval Oil Terminal, Burn Of Ore

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Hoy, Lyness, Royal Naval Oil Terminal, Burn Of Ore

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scapa Flow

Canmore ID 81774

Site Number ND39SW 44

NGR ND 3029 9377

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

ND39SW 44 3029 9377

A small octagonal brick pillbox on the E side of the B9047 road just S of where it crosses the Burn of Ore. The pillbox is entered on the SW side by steps down into the base. The pillbox is almost complete, however, the entrance has been blocked by rubble.

The adjacent bridge has been strengthened and widened to double its width, the old stone bridge lying alongside the newer concrete construction.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE) May 1996


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